Emeka Chinonso : Goals in his Blood

Francis Achi

Goals scoring is an act, to some players it is inborn, others learnt it in training and later perfect it, but for Emeka Chinonso, goals scoring is in his blood. It comes naturally to the striker, totori news reports.

At 18 years old, the Water Fc of Abuja striker has demonstrated strong potentials to be a great player that football passionate millions of Nigerians would one day celebrate.

Nigeria is a country that will never lack football talents and Chinonso is gifted with the craft of goalscoring. He is fully built, strong, pacy, very fast and he has all the qualities of a striker that will blossom into a great football star in the future.

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Emeka Chinonso

The 2019 Flying Eagles player made it to the FIFA U 20 tournament hosted by Poland last year, unfortunately, injury prevented him from having an action in the tournament. Nigeria crashed in the round 16 courtesy of the 2-1 superiority of Junior Teranga Lions of Senegal over the Flying Eagles.

Few months later, the young striker made the final squad of the Flying Eagles to African Games football event in Rabat, Morocco. It was the football event that Chinonso used to announce himself of how potent he could be as a lethal striker.

With Nigeria trailing behind Morocco, coach Paul Aigbogun drafted Chinonso into the game in the 85th minute and four minutes later, the striker scored the equaliser that ensured the Flying Eagles qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament. 

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Paul Aigbogun

Although the Flying Eagles failed to win the gold medal of the football event at the African Games in Morocco, the team lost the final game to Bourkina Faso,  but it was enough for some football scouts to take note of the gangling Nigerian striker.

Back to Abuja, Nigeria where is based with Water FC, Chinonso, who is popularly called Zlatan after the Swedish football star continued to work hard at his modest team and tormenting defenders of the opposing teams.

To prove how lethal he could be in the attack of any team, the striker scored 26 goals, with 15 assists from 17 games and these statistics indicates the potency of the striker in front goals against the different opponents that came against Water FC of Abuja.

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Scored 26 goals, 15 assists in 17 games for Water FC

Speaking to Totorinews in Abuja, Chinonso said that he has a lot of things to learn and he will continue to work hard to fulfil his potentials, as he looks forward to plying his trade in Europe soon.

“I want to thank God for everything and Water FC managed by MK Sports International. Currently,  I’m very much in shape. I believe with God on my side, i can play for any club in the world,  be it Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool because I know that I have the skills and I believe God to bring to reality,” Chinonso said.

“For the last three months, Water Fc played 17 games and I scored 26 goals with 15 assists. It is good to score goals as a striker. I need to learn a lot of things and continue to work hard in training sessions and match situations. 

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Emeka Chinonso standing behind with MK Sports International

Speaking on why he is called Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the striker said his playing pattern is similar to the Swedish football star, but he is also very fascinated with another football youngster, Erling Braut Haland, the Norwegian striker banging goals for Borrusia Dortmund of Germany.

“I’m Zlatan on the pitch. I play like him on the pitch. I want to continue to work hard to have the kind of success that Zlatan has achieved in football. Also, I’m thrilled with Erling Haland, the goalscoring sensation in Borrusia Dortmund from Norway.

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Chinonso fascinated by Haland

“Haland the goals scoring machine and that is my dream too. Haland will always delivered the goals and that is the kind of striker I want to be.

As he looks forward to playing in Europe soon, Chinonso informed that it will not be easy to outsmart defenders in Europe, but he is certain that with hard work and totally committed to the game, he will excel in Europe.

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Chinonso at Poland 2019 FIFA U 20 World Cup

“Football is not easy game, so I must work really hard and remain focused. Tactically the defenders in Europe are very good,  so I will have to work hard in Europe, work extra hard and I’m convinced that i can succeed in Europe,” he concluded.

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