June 17, 2024


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Meet red-hot Nigerian-Swiss goal machine who once dreamt of representing Nigeria

Meet red-hot Nigerian-Swiss goal machine who once dreamt of representing Nigeria

His objective Vs Chelsea FC on Wednesday night was his sixth in 6 consecutive video games for RB Salzburg .


Prior to the UEFA Champions League clash vs Chelsea , Okafor arrived off the bench to rating vs Austria Klagenfurt in the domestic league and kickstart this nuts operate of form.


Okafor performed 66 minutes vs Austria Lustenau and bagged a target . Scored in a 3rd straight sport vs WSG Tirol .


In the UEFA Champions League matchday a single match vs AC Milan , Okafor stretched his goalscoring run to 4 consecutive online games right before introducing a 5th last weekend in opposition to SV Ried .


On Wednesday September 14, Raheem Sterling’s curling energy looked like it was going to secure a profitable commence to Graham Potter’s Chelsea managerial reign until eventually the Nigerian-Swiss cost-free scoring lad struck .


Okafor used the last touch to Adamu’s cross in the Chelsea box to defeat a totally stretched Kepa Arrizabalaga and force a share of the spoils at Stamford Bridge .


6 online games in a row. Very prolific run for the 22 yr aged who when dreamt of symbolizing his fatherland Nigeria at entire Global stage .


In 2018 , Okafor in accordance to a report via SportingLife dreamt of symbolizing the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria in the footsteps of his idols Kanu Nwankwo and Jay Jay Okocha , but that under no circumstances transpired right up until Switzerland knocked on his doorway.


” Every person needs to stand for the Super Eagles of Nigeria specifically soon after viewing Kanu Nwankwo and Jay Jay Okocha who are my idols when escalating up, ”


” It will undoubtedly be a dream occur genuine. I also have a spouse and children in Nigeria and they will be pleased observing me depict Nigeria. ” Noah Okafor mentioned throughout an interview in February 2018 .


At the time, Noah Okafor was a 17 years previous lad screening the waters at Basel so his  developments did not catch the attention of a Super Eagles connect with-up from then Nigerian Nationwide crew handler Genot Rohr .


A whole lot has transformed given that then. Okafor has performed 8 periods now for the Switzerland Nationwide workforce and his performances for Austrian giants RB Salzburg really should warranty him a location on the 2022 FIFA Planet Cup team with the Swiss.


Born to a Nigerian father and a Swiss mother , Okafor is no for a longer time qualified for the Tremendous Eagles but will relatively go after international good results with his state of beginning .


They are four other Nigerians on the RB Salzburg participant roll at the instant, Karim Adeyemi , Chikwubuike Adam and Bryan Okoh all hold several citizenship legal rights.


Previous Golden Eaglets captain Samson Tijani is also at Salzburg . The youngster is dominated out of the period with Injuries sustained in pre-year .