AFCON 2019 : SEE The Abia State Born That Made Nigerians Proud(Photo)

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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.

Samuel Chukwueze

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.

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