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EXCLUSIVE: Akwuegbu Studies ‘Mental Health’ In London University, States Reasons

EXCLUSIVE: Akwuegbu Studies ‘Mental Health’ In London University, States Reasons

Former Nigeria striker, Ben Akwuegbu, is studying ‘Mental Heath Nurse’, a degree course, at the London-based Anglia Ruskin University, A. R. U, Completesports.com can exclusively report.

The ‘Austria Bomber’, as Akwuegbu is affectionately called by his admirers since his illustrious playing career days, enrolled in the school two years ago studying Medical Health Nurse course.

He studied Health Social Care in his first year before stepping up to the Mental Heath Nurse course.

Now in 200 Level, the former Heartland FC Assistant General Manager has revealed exclusively to Completesports.com that his choice of course is ‘Mental Heath Nurse’, contrary to a widely held view that he is studying Health and Physical Education.


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The former Super Eagles and Sturm Gratz of Austria forward showed Completesports.com documents to substantiate his claims and explained the motive behind the decision to further his education.


Akeuegbu’s school Identity card

“After my ‘horrible and nightmarish’ days at Heartland as Assistant General Mánager, I felt like focusing more on the future,” Akwuegbu told Completesports.com from his base in London.

“That was when the idea of going back to school to upgrade myself came to me – to be able to face the future.

“Before this time, I had attended coaching course in the United Kingdom where the English FA awarded me a certificate as a full fledged coach.

“With that, I can coach any team irrespective of the ages of the players.

Akwuegbu with his kids

“So, this time, I decided to go and acquire knowledge about health, that’s why I decided to go for the ‘Mental Health Nurse’ course.

He added: “Knowledge is power. You must continue to develop and upgrade yourself. You never can tell when and where opportunity will come and if you can’t fit in, you are left behind.

“I’ve played the game even to the highest level, so its difficult to just abandon it.

“For now, I’m in my second year in the school. It’s tough but in the end, it would worth the pains.”

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