Garba Lawal is a former Nigerian football player who worked as the General manager at Kaduna United F.C. He was born on May 22, 1974 and played as a midfielder.
Lawal has had his most successful time at Roda JC in the Dutch Eredivisie. He also played for Julius Berger F.C. in Nigeria and Chinese side Changsha Ginde.
He is regarded as one of the most versatile players in the Nigeria national football team of the 1990s and early 2000s often being used for any position ranging from defence to attack on the left wing. Taking part at the FIFA World Cups in 1998, where he played a key role in the 3-2 win over Spain in Nigeria’s first match of the tournament, and in 2002.
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He won the Olympic gold medal in 1996. He represented Nigeria at four editions of African Cup of Nations: 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006, scoring in all except the one of 2000.
In August 2009, he announced his return as a player-coach for Makurdi side Lobi Stars. He was named General Manager of Kaduna United in February 2014.