Join us for S4:EP20 of the Legacy After the Locker Room Podcast as MLS Alumni, and founder of the financial literacy program “A Frugal Athlete”, Amobi Okugo joins host Kayla J Bradham to discuss his MLS journey and his life after helping athletes.
Amobi Okugo is a determined and diligent professional who successfully balanced a soccer career while continuing to pursue education and entrepreneurial ventures. Recognized as 2021 Forbes 30 under 30 inductee for my achievements on and off the field. Independently started a company, A Frugal Athlete, that focuses on helping athletes make, manage, and multiply money through financial education and athlete empowerment. Additionally, started the Ok U Go foundation to help provide roadmaps to underserved youth in my community.
After my long extensive professional soccer playing career I have transitioned to my second game as an entrepreneur, creator, host, and consultant focused on the sports business, soccer, marketing, and tech sectors. My passion is being a facilitator for business development ideas and cultivating strategic partnerships to bring success and value to the people I work with.
I’m looking to connect with like minded people and opportunities that allow me to use my innovative strategy, business development, networking and marketing skills. Long term, my ultimate goal is to continue building my platform as a creator, host, and start my own management consulting firm with an emphasis on the sports business ecosystem to educate and guide the next generation of game changers.
HIGHLIGHTS OF DON’S PODCAST
- 00:00 Introduction
- 00:20 Soccer in the Okugo household
- 01:02 Amobi in the MLS
- 02:58 Multi or single-sport athletes. What is more helpful?
- 04:17 Transitioning from professional soccer to the retirement
- 5:50 Concussions in sports and in soccer
- 7:23 Sponsor: Dugout Mugs (code Kayla30)
- 7:55 A Frugal Athlete as a concept
- 9:30 Representation of athletes
- 11:30 How Amobi helps athletes through Frugal Athlete
- 14:22 Thanking Sports Philanthropy Network (go to www.sportphilanthropynetwork.org)
- 14:50 Amobi’s foundation OkUGO
- 16:11 Every Kid Sports
- 18:10 Who helped Amobi get to where he is
- 19:00 Advice to parents from Amobi
- 21:35 Amobi sharing his wisdom
- 22:50 Amobi’s favorite MLS team experience
- 24:40 Acknowledging tragedies
- 26:40 Business talk and how to reach Amobi
- 28:40 Thank You Message and Words of Wisdom
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS AND WEBSITE
- LinkedIn: Amobi Okugo
- Twitter: @amobisays