Dosu Joseph (born June 19 1973 in Abuja) was a football goalkeeper from Nigeria. He was the only home based player to be included in Nigeria's 1996 Olympic team, where despite been the least experienced of the three goalkeepers ended up as the teams first choice goalkeeper. His career came to an abrupt end after a serious car accident in Lagos in 1997, almost left him paralyzed.
Dosu helped Julius Berger win the Nigerian FA Cup in November 1996, by keeping a clean sheet in the finals against Katsina United. After winning Gold with the Super Eagles in the 1996 Olympics, he went on to play three more international games for Nigeria. The November 1996 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Burkina Faso, which the Super Eagles won 2-0 in Lagos. The friendly against Morocco in December 1997, where he kept another clean sheet, and the Fifa World Cup qualifer against Kenya in January 1997. The match against Kenya which ended in a 1-1 draw, was his last game for the Nigeria.
After the 1996 Olympics, Dosu signed with Serie A club Reggina. He never got to make an impact in Italy and was forced to hang his boots at a young age of 23, due to his career ending automoblie accident.
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