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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Azubuike Emanuel Egwuekwe

The Nigerian professional football player, Azubuike Emanuel Egwuekwe was born on 16 July 1989 in Lafia, Nigeria. He plays as a central defender for Kuopion Palloseura in Veikkausliiga. He played for OUK in Abia State, NPA Lagos before joining Warri Wolves. He has played for football clubs like Warri Wolves, Nasarawa United and Yerima Strikers Football Club. He made his international debut for Nigeria in 2012 and has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. He is definitely a name to be reckon with in the sports industry.

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Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Nigerian professional football player, Azubuike Emanuel Egwuekwe:  

1. Azubuike Emanuel Egwuekwe was born on 16 July 1989 in Lafia, Nigeria.

2. He played for OUK in Abia State, NPA Lagos before joining Warri Wolves. He has played for football clubs like Warri Wolves, Nasarawa United and Yerima Strikers Football Club.

3. He made his international debut for Nigeria in 2012 and has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

4. He was called up to Nigeria’s 23 man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

5. He was also selected for Nigeria’s squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

6. He was named to Nigeria’s squad for the 2014 African Nations Championship.

7. He mentioned in an interview that the toughest striker he has played against is returnee Bayern Munich striker, Claudio Pizzaro.

8. He has been shortlisted by Coach Stephen Keshi in the 30 man list for the FIFA Confederation Cup in Brazil as well as the upcoming international friendly against Mexico.

9. He currently has three offers from Germany and another from Stroke City in the English premier league.

10. In one of his interviews he described Warri Wolves as the best football club in Nigeria in terms of players’ welfare.

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