Blessing Kaku

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Blessing Kaku
Personal information
Full name Blessing Kaku
Date of birth (1978-03-05) 5 March 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Ughelli, Nigeria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1994 Steel Pioneers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Sharks F.C. 0 (0)
1997–1998 SV Braunau 0 (0)
1998–1999 RWD Molenbeek 28 (0)
1999–2000 KRC Harelbeke 26 (5)
2000–2002 K.R.C. Genk 20 (0)
2002–2003 Hapoel Be'er-Sheva 42 (11)
2003–2004 F.C. Ashdod 19 (4)
2004 Bolton Wanderers 1 (0)
2005 Derby County 4 (0)
2005 Maccabi Tel Aviv 8 (1)
2006 F.C. Ashdod 18 (3)
2006–2008 Maccabi Petah Tikva 58 (4)
2008–2009 Enosis Neon Paralimni 11 (1)
National team
2000–2004 Nigeria 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 August 2006

Blessing Kaku (born 5 March 1978 in Ughelli, Nigeria) is a former Nigerian international football player, who was a member of the national squad at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He played for Enosis Neon Paralimni. He has also played for K.R.C. Genk in Belgium, Hapoel Be'er Sheva, Maccabi Tel Aviv, F.C. Ashdod, Maccabi Petah Tikva (all in Israel), Bolton Wanderers, and Derby County but failed to make an impact in England in his short spells with the latter two clubs.

His transfer from F.C. Ashdod to Bolton Wanderers in August 2004 is one of those about which the Stevens inquiry report in June 2007 expressed concerns because of the apparent conflict of interest between agent Craig Allardyce, his father Sam Allardyce - the then manager at Bolton - and the club itself.[1]

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  1. ^ "What Stevens said about each club". www.telegraph.co.uk. 16 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-17.