Godfrey Oboabona

Godfrey Oboabona Biography / Profile

Godfrey Itama Oboabona was born on August 16th, 1990 in Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria. He is an international footballer who plays for Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli and the Nigerian national team.

Godfrey Oboabona Age

Godfrey Oboabona is 33 years old.

Godfrey Oboabona Early Life

Oboabona spent his early life in Akure, Ondo State, where he began his professional career with local club Sunshine Stars. 

Godfrey Oboabona Career

In August 2013 the BBC claimed there was speculation linking him with a move to English side Arsenal, a claim denied by both Oboabona and Sunshine Stars chairman Mike Odoko. Later that month signed a four-year contract with Turkish club Çaykur Rizespor. He described the transfer as a "dream move." He spent 4 years at the club, appearing 96 times and scored 5 goals.

In July 2017, he joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli on a one-year deal. Upon the transfer, he was hit with allegations that he was “dubious” over the transfer which fetched him a million US dollars in the first year. It was alleged that he signed at the back of an agent, former Super Eagles star Benji Nzeakor, who originally brought him the deal.

He made his international debut for Nigeria in 2012, and appeared in the FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. He was called up to Nigeria's 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations which the team won.  He was selected for Nigeria's squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and was named in the provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has been capped 39 times for Nigeria and has scored a goal for the team.

Godfrey Oboabona Personal Life

Not much is known about Oboabona's personal life. However, he is married and has two children ,a girl and a boy.

Godfrey Oboabona Awards

After winning the African Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles in 2013, he was awarded the Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) by former president Goodluck Jonathan.

Godfrey Oboabona Net Worth

His net worth is not available.

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