— How my football career started? Chikeluba Ofoedu
Turkey-based Nigerian footballer forward, Chikeluba Ofoedu gifted his mom a Porsche car during his house opening ceremony, on Saturday, in Enugu State.
Ofoedu who plays for Eskişehirspor knelt down holding tightly to his mum as she prayer for him.
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Question: can you tell us how you started your career?
Ofoedu said, I started like every other footballer playing on the streets. But in 2003, I gave my career another meaning when I joined Rivlane Academy. At that time, former Udoji United defender Jude Agada was our coach. He was the first coach that started teaching me the rudiments of the game. I heard so much about him and playing under him at that time really helped me. At that time, my colleagues in Rangers, Emeka Eze and Onovo Chukwuebuka also played for Rivlane. We also had Kingsely Onovo, who is the elder brother of Chukwuebuka, play for Rivlane Academy. Kingsley is now with Abubakar Bukola Saraki football club of Ilorin. I had to move in 2007 because I needed a higher challenge so I joined the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Football Club. We played in the Amateur League the following year and I became the highest goal scorer with 12 goals.