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The family that helped Maro Itoje become a sports star

2 November 2019

9:00 AM

2 November 2019

9:00 AM

‘Education, education, education.’ At the time when Tony Blair was repeating this phrase after Labour’s victory in 1997, a Nigerian special needs teacher living in north London named Efe Itoje was drumming that same lesson into his young son. The boy was superb at football, rugby and athletics but his father insisted he focus just as hard on his studies.

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