Omonigho Temile

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Omonigho Temile
Personal information
Full name Omonigho Temile
Date of birth (1984-07-16) 16 July 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Delta United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Cherno More Varna 30 (3)
2003–2004 Levski Sofia 32 (7)
2004–2006 Krylia Sovetov 24 (0)
2008–2009 Botev Plovdiv 11 (1)
2009–2010 Warri Wolves
2010–2011 Valletta 21 (1)
National team
2001 Nigeria U-17 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 October 2011.

Omonigho Temile (16 July 1984) is a retired Nigerian footballer.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Temile began his playing career at Nigerian football club Delta United from Warri. He started his professional career playing for Bulgarian side Cherno More in 2002. However, he signed for Levski Sofia in February 2003, teaming up with fellow Nigerians Garba Lawal and Justice Christopher. He made his debut on February 28, against Marek. He was also a runner-up for the Best Young Player award of 2003/2004 season. Temile scored once for Levski in UEFA Cup.

In 2004, Temile went for trials with Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv in the summer, but eventually joined Russian Premier League side Krylia Sovetov. He signed a four and a half year contract. He joined Warri Wolves in fall 2009 and signed in August 2010 for Maltese club side Valletta F.C..

International career[edit]

Temile was a member of Nigeria's U-17 squad that finished second in the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship held in Trinidad & Tobago. He started all six games, and scored twice from his midfield position. Temile scored the last goal against Japan on a penalty kick in the 91st minute, in which Nigeria won 4-0. He was also on target in the 5-1 defeat of Australia in the quarter final. Nigeria eventually lost the final against France.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Temile is the nephew of Clement Temile, cousin of Toto Tamuz, elder brother of Frank Temile.