Sylvanus Okpala, the man that was known as ‘Quicksilver’ in his playing days, wanted action so bad, pre-match formalities were a waste of time to him.
Going down memory lane with Vanguard, Quicksilver said once his was kitted up and left the tunnel, all he wanted was action.
Sylvanus Okpala was the first captain of the U-20 national team — Flying Eagles.
He joined the Green Eagles (now Super Eagles) from secondary school and when Nigeria won the Nations Cup in 1980, Okpala was there alongside greats like Odegbami, Okala, Chukwu, Ogedegbe, Amiesimaka, Atuegbu, Owolabi, Muda Lawal, among others. (Vanguard)