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10 Nigerian Footballers Who Have Never Played For Nigeria

Nigeria is a blessed country filled with raw talents and prospects especially in football and many of these talented footballers who are of Nigeria descents chose to play for other countries.

Stargist presents 10 talented Nigerian footballers who have never played for the Nigerian national team.

1. Oguchi Onyewu

Oguchialu Chijioke “Oguchi” Onyewu  is an American central defender who is currently a free agent. Onyewu’s parents moved to the United States from Nigeria to study in Washington, D.C. They are from the Igbo ethnic people of Nigeria. He made his first appearance for the senior national team on October 13, 2004, against Panama.

2. Angelo Ogbonna

Nigerian-born Angelo Obinze Ogbonna  is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for West Ham United and the Italian national team.

Ogbonna was born to Nigerian parents who emigrated to Italy from Nigeria in 1983.

3.Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor is a Togolese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir. He previously played for English clubs Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, as well as French sides Metz and Monaco and Spanish team Real Madrid. He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2008.

4. Dennis Aogo:

Born to a German mother and a Nigerian father, Dennis Aogo is a German professional footballer who plays as a left back and left wing-back or midfielder for Schalke 04. The 30-year old footballer once revealed in an interview that Nigeria once invited him to play for the national team which he turned down.

5. David Alaba:

David Olatokunbo Alaba was born in Vienna to a Filipino mother (a nurse) and a Nigerian father, (a DJ and former rapper).  He is an Austrian professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich and the Austria national team. He holds Austria’s record as the youngest player to play for their senior national team, debuting for them in 2009 as a 17-year-old. He has played in a multitude of roles, including central midfield, central defence, right and left wing, but has since blossomed as a left-back.

6. Stefano Okaka Chuka:

Stefano Chuka Okaka was born in Castiglione del Lago, Perugia, Italy to Nigerian parents who later obtained Italian citizenship. Okaka joined the Roma youth system in 2004.
He is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Watford and the Italy national team.He is currently an Italian International who plays as a striker for Spezia Calcio on loan from Serie A club Parma.  In April 2014, Okaka revealed he talked with the Nigeria Football Federation about the possibility of him playing with the Nigeria national football team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

However, Okaka was included in the Italy squad for their friendly against Albania on 18 November 2014 by manager Antonio Conte.

7. Gabriel Agbonlahor

Gabriel Imuetinyan “Gabby” Agbonlahor was born 13 October 1986. Agbonlahor was one of four children born to a Nigerian father and a Scottish mother in Birmingham. The English professional footballer plays as a striker for Championship club Aston Villa.

Gabriel is another player of Nigerian descent who opted to the English side.

8. Patrick Olukayode Owomoyela

Patrick Owomoyela was born to a German mother and a Nigerian father. Owomoyela plays as a right-sided defender/midfielder.He has been capped by Germany at international level and was a member of the squad at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup.

9. Nedum Onuoah:

Chinedum “Nedum” Onuoha  is footballer who plays for Queens Park Rangers. He is a defender, typically a centre back, but he can also play at right back or left back. Born in Warri, Nigeria, Onuoha was brought up in Manchester, England.
In March 2007, Onuoha received an international call up from Nigeria, but announced he would like to play for England at full international level. Onuoha has never been capped by England at international level.

10. Chuba Akpom

Chuba Amechi Akpom, 21, is an English professional footballer of Nigerian descent who plays as a striker and centre forward for Brighton & Hove Albion on loan from Arsenal.

He has represented England at youth international levels. There were rumours that several distinguished Nigerian football stakeholders, including ex-Arsenal hero Nwankwo Kanu and Amaju Pinnick,the president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), had attempted to convince the Hale End Academy product to switch allegiance to Nigeria without success.




This Is The Problem Beverly Naya Is Facing As An Only Child

Nollywood actress, Beverly Naya is an only child says one of the problems she faces is having no one to take her pictures.

The British born Nigerian actress reportedly lives with her mother in Lagos.

Recently, the wedding party actress wrote to those who might have had an ugly first time encounter with Nollywood actress as her growing up affected her.

The actress happens to be the only child of her parents and during her teenage days, she had no one to accept her the way she is and that pushed her into her own world trying to please everyone which was not possible.

Here’s what she shared:

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These Photos Of Adesua Etomi And Banky W’s Family Are Gorgeous

These photos were taken in July in Maryland when Banky W and his family had a family reunion and also took another set of photos to include his brother who missed his introduction ceremony to Adesua Etomi.

And just like it was during his big day with Etomi in May this year, his brothers stepped out all decked in white, and they clustered around their brother, giving him their own version of the ceremony which extended family and friends already performed in Nigeria.

Recall that the Nigerian singer, Bankole Wellington a.k.a Banky W and his wife-to-be, Adesua Etomi joined the Wellington family in Washington DC , United States recently for a getaway.

The couple got engaged in May 2017.

Here are the photos:

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Here Is Why Daddy Freeze Thinks Beyonce Deserves No Respect


Daddy Freeze has expressed his anger towards Beyonce who just clocked 36 because she cut ties with her father after he cheated on her mother and yet stuck with her ‘cheating’ husband.

In his words;

I have no respect for Beé, Absolutely none!
This man gave up everything to give her a career! He quit his job, sold his jaguar to make her what she is today and because he cheated on her mum, she cut him out?

Beé is staying with her own cheating husband while cutting ties with her father because he cheated on her mum? 😳How ironic!

Look at the Kardashians everyone has rubbed off the success of Kim, Caitlyn Jenner is not even Kim’s biological father and look at how far he/she has come with $100 million to his/her name!

Kim is worth $175million, while Khloe is worth $24 million, Kylie $50million, Kendal $18million, Rob $6million, Scott Disick $16million, Kourtney $35million, Kris $60million, Brody Jenner $10million.

Now guess what Beé’s only sister is worth? A measly $5million dollars and look at how miserable her father is..😢

The Knowles, unlike the Kardashians are not a power family, they’re just a one horse Beyoncé race, nothing but a low down dirty shame, that while the Queen Bee of the beehive soars to dizzying heights, her family wallows in mediocrity……by the way Jay z’s album sold platinum in one week, yaaay🙄! ~FRZ

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