Uche Nwofor

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Uche Nwofor
Personal information
Full name Uche Innocent Nwofor
Date of birth (1991-09-17) 17 September 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
JS Kabylie
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Anambra Pillars 19 (7)
2009–2010Shooting Stars (loan) ? (6)
2010–2011 Enugu Rangers ? (5)
2011–2014 VVV-Venlo 57 (13)
2013–2014SC Heerenveen (loan) 3 (0)
2014–2015 Lierse 11 (2)
2015–2016 Boavista 5 (2)
2016–2017 AS Trenčín 17 (2)
2017–2018 Rivers United F.C. / (/)
2018– JS Kabylie 5 (2)
National team
2011 Nigeria U-20 4 (2)
2010– Nigeria 9 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2014

Uche Innocent Nwofor (born 17 September 1991) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for JS Kabylie in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lagos, Nwofor began his career with Power United also called Anambra Pillars F.C.[1] He left in summer 2009 to go on loan to Nigerian premier league side Shooting Stars F.C.[2] where he played for one season before joining Enugu Rangers.

Nwofor signed with VVV Venlo in August 2011,[3] On 11 September 2011, Nwofor announced his arrival by scoring on his debut for Venlo in a 3–3 home draw with PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch top-flight on Sunday. [4] In his first season, he scored 4 goals in the Eredivisie.[5]

On 30 August 2013, Nwofor joined SC Heerenveen on a season-loan move.[6]

On 12 September 2014, Nwofor joined Lierse S.K. on a free transfer, signing a one-year contact. [7]

International career[edit]

In April 2011 Nwofor represented Nigeria under-20 team where he netted four goals in five games to finish highest goal scorer of the 2011 African Youth Championship as Nigeria won a sixth continental title in Johannesburg [8] and he was named the Goal.com star of the week in the tournament. [9]

In August 2011 Nwofor represented Nigeria in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia. He was an instant hit, coming of the bench to score two goals in 6 minutes against Croatia,[10] Nigeria was subsequently knocked out by France in the quarter finals in a 3–2 thriller.[11]

Nwofor earned his first full-international cap for the Super Eagles on 3 March 2010 in a friendly game against the Congo DR national football team. He was also instrumental when Nigeria's B team beat Republic of Benin 4–0 in the WAFU Nations Cup.[12]

In July 2013, Nwofor was called up by the Nigerian national team for an international friendly match against South Africa in Durban on 14 August.[13] He scored 2 goals in the 49th and 68th minutes as Nigeria won the match 2-0.

In the first of Nigeria's World Cup warm-up matches of 2014, Nwofor scored a last-minute equaliser to spare Nigeria's blushes against an in-form Scotland. The match ended 2–2. Nwofor made the World Cup roster when it was announced three days later.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anambra Pillars F.C. Players Profile Archived 9 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Oluwaniyi, Nwafor make Super Eagles Team B Archived 5 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Supersport 5th Aug 2011". Supersport.com. 5 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Africaplays Nwofor makes Venlo scoring September 11th, 2011". Africaplays.com. 11 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Topscorers Eredivisie". Eredivisie. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Nigeria striker Uche Nwofor joins Heerenveen on loan". BBC Sport. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Nigeria striker Uche Nwofor happy with move to Lierse". BBC Sport. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Tribune 2/05/11 Nigeria rules Africa again". Tribune.com.ng. 2 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Goal.com's African Star of the Week: Uche Nwofor Apr 21, 2011". Goal.com. 21 April 2011.
  10. ^ Next 7 August From bench to glory – the Uche Nwofor story
  11. ^ Nunez, Eric (14 August 2011). "deseretnews Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 France beats Nigeria 3–2 in extra time". Deseret News.
  12. ^ "Line Ups: Nigeria's Super Eagles". Supereaglesnation.com.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) The punch 18 July 2013

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