Modern-day stars have no business going broke at the end of their playing careers if they follow robust investment strategies, says former Nigeria international Daniel Amokachi.
The former Everton star admitted that he once went broke after making a lot of money from football.
The former Super Eagles forward was one of the most recognisable Nigeria football stars in the world at a time. ‘The Bull’ helped Nigeria to a second continental triumph in 1994 before playing a significant role in the Super Eagles entertaining run to the second round at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.
Two years later, Amokachi played a crucial role in helping the country’s Dream Team claim the Olympics gold medal in Atlanta, Georgia.
The one-time Ranchers Bees’ star also enjoyed success at club level, winning the FA Cup with Everton and the Turkish Cup with Besiktas.
Despite all his on-field success, the attacker, who scored the first-ever UEFA Champions League goal, still went bankrupt after quitting football.
Speaking on Brila FM, Amokachi is convinced that well-paid stars can prepare for life after football by investing in real estate, just like Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.
“If you are opportune to be a footballer in this generation with the kind of money in the industry – you have no business going bankrupt after your playing days.
“Look at Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi, they all have estates scattered in Abuja and Lagos as their investment, those are players that have plans for their life.
“When I was assisting late Keshi as a coach of the Super Eagles, I told some players to invest, but they were weren’t listening.
“I have gone broke and bankrupt before, so if I tell you something, it means I know what I’m talking about,” Amokachi concluded.