Jaycee John Okwunwanne

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Jaycee Okwunwanne
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Personal information
Full name Jaycee John Okwunwanne
Date of birth (1985-10-08) October 8, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bangkok United
Number 22
Youth career
2000–2004 Osaka Fc Lagos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Al-Ahli 25 (23)
2006–2008 Muharraq 30 (29)
2008–2009 Mouscron 46 (12)
2010 Eskişehirspor 21 (4)
2011 Al Jahra 14 (6)
2011–2014 Al Kharitiyat 51 (8)
2014–2015 Al-Mesaimeer 18 (21)
2015– Bangkok United 41 (29)
National team
2006– Bahrain 47 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 January 2015

Jaycee John Okwunwanne (born 8 October 1985 in Lagos), simply known as Jojo is a Nigerian footballer who was naturalized to represent Bahrain internationally. He started his youth career in national stadium Suruelere, Lagos, with Osaka football club, coach and manager by Nigerian ex international Kingsley Osakwe. As a striker, he plays for Thai League T1 side Bangkok United.

A globetrotter, Thailand is already the seventh country Okwunwanne has played in.

Career[edit]

Okwunwanne grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and played for Osaka Lagos. Aged 19, he moved to Bahrain. After a strong fifth season in Bahrain, he went to Belgium to play for Excelsior Mouscron in the top division of Belgium where he played a solid role.

In December 2009, he became a free-agent after his club R.E. Mouscron went into bankruptcy and had to release their players. He went over to sign a one-year contract in Turkey with Eskisehirspor in the Süper Lig.

In January 2011, he transferred to the Kuwaiti Premier League team Al Jahra.[1] Then he joined Qatari club Al Kharitiyat. In 2015, he joined Thai club Bangkok United after spells for Al Kharitiyat and Al-Mesaimeer.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bahrain's goal tally first.[2]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 June 2007 Petaling Jaya Stadium, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia  United Arab Emirates 2–2 2–2 Friendly
2. 30 June 2007 Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam  Vietnam 3–3 3–5 Friendly
3. 4 October 2007 Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa, Bahrain  Singapore 1–0 3–1 Friendly
4. 2–0
5. 3–0
6. 21 October 2007 Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa, Bahrain  Malaysia 2–0 4–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 23 March 2009 Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa, Bahrain  Zimbabwe 3–0 5–2 Friendly
8. 9 September 2009 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 1–1 1–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
9. 29 November 2012 Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar  Palestine 2–0 2–0 Friendly
10. 9 December 2012 Ali Sabah Al-Salem Stadium, Al Farwaniyah, Kuwait  Yemen 1–0 1–0 2012 WAFF Championship
11. 15 December 2012 Ali Sabah Al-Salem Stadium, Al Farwaniyah, Kuwait  Saudi Arabia 1–0 1–0 2012 WAFF Championship
12. 15 January 2015 Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Australia  United Arab Emirates 1–1 1–2 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Personal life[edit]

He married his longtime sweetheart Rachael Okwunwanne.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaycee John Okwunwanne transferred to Al Jahra". annaharkw.com. 
  2. ^ "Okwunwanne, Jaycee John". National Football Teams. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 

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