Izu Azuka

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Izu Azuka
Personal information
Full name Izu Bobo Azuka
Date of birth (1989-05-24) 24 May 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Height 1.83 m (6.0 ft)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Yeni Malatyaspor
Number TBA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2008 Sharks (–)
2008–2010 JS Kabylie 32 (22)
2011 Al-Ittihad Tripoli (–)
2011–2012 Sunshine Stars (–)
2013 Espérance 0 (0)
2013 Hammam-Lif (loan) 6 (4)
2013–2014 Kahramanmaraşspor 27 (12)
2014 Gaziantep BB 15 (9)
2015 Irtysh Pavlodar 17 (3)
2015–2016 Taraz 8 (1)
2016– Yeni Malatyaspor 0 (0)
National team
2011– Nigeria U-23 1 (0)
2012– Nigeria 8 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2013

Izu Azuka (born 24 May 1989) is a Nigerian football player. He is currently playing for Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor.

Club career[edit]

On 26 November 2008, Azuka signed a two-year contract with Algerian club JS Kabylie after playing with Nigerian side Sharks F.C.[1] In December 2010, his contract was not renewed as he made just 4 league appearances in the 2010–11 season.

On 2 January 2011, Azuka joined Libyan side Al-Ittihad Tripoli on a free transfer from JS Kabylie.[2][3]

He then signed for Sunshine Stars F.C. of Akure in December 2011, a squad which eliminated Ittihad in the 2011 CAF Confederation Cup.[4]

On 7 September 2012, Tunisian club Espérance de Tunis announced that they had reached a deal with Sunshine Stars for Azuka.[5] He joined the club in December when the transfer window opens and sign a three and a half-year contract.

In February 2015, Azuka joined Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Irtysh Pavlodar on a one-year contract.[6] Moving to fellow Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Taraz July of the same year.[7]

Azuka joined turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor at 4 January 2016.[8]

International career[edit]

He was called up by Olympic coach Augustine Eguavoen for the June 2011 qualifier against Tanzania.[9]


External links[edit]