Andrew Uwe’s towering presence cannot be overlooked in Nigeria’s football teams from mid80s to late 90s.
Kicking off his professional career from Ibadan club side Leventis United in 1985 he moved on to Iwuanyanwu Nationale where he spent two seasons and helped them to reach the final of the African Champions Cup 1988.
In 1985, he captained the Nigeria team to winning bronze at the FIFA World Youth Championship in USSR. Flying Eagles defeated host country in the third place match in the match that went into penalties. In the six matches leading to the third place game, Uwe stood out like a Trojan horse and that may have endeared him to the senior team handlers.
In 1988, he made the final list to the African Cup of Nations in Morocco and played four games en-route the final game against Cameroon. Though, Super Eagles lost 1-0 in the final game, Uwe was exemplary and left Morocco with a silver medal. (Nation)