By Wisdom Nwedene
Samuel Chimerenka Chukwueze made Nigerians proud during the African Cup of Nations Quarter-Finals between Nigeria and South Africa.
Chukwueze, a very creative and skillful player scored the first goal before the Bafana Bafana of South Africa equalized the goal in second half.
However, Troost Ekong delivered Nigeria into the Semi-finals when he scored the second goal.
Meanwhile, Chukwueze was born in 22 May 1999
in Umuahia, Abia state.
He is of Igbo descent and was brought up in a Christian family with a younger brother and a younger sister. He attended Government College Umuahia and Evangel Secondary School.
He started playing football at the age of 8 and he admired Jay-Jay Okocha as his football idol growing up.
He currently plays for Villarreal CF as a winger.