Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Kenneth Josiah Omeruo was born on 17 October, 1993. He is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Kasımpaşa on loan from English club Chelsea and the Nigeria national team. As a capable defender, he can easily play right-back as well as at Centre-back. A regular international, Omeruo has represented Nigeria at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil. He cemented a place in the starting line-up at the Africa Cup of Nations as it turned into a wonderful tournament for the Super Eagles and they emerged from the tournament victorious.
Kenneth had spells at Sunshine Stars and Anderlecht as a trailist before he was signed from the Anderlecht academy by Standard Liège. In January 2012, Chelsea signed Omeruo from Liège and immediately loaned him out to Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag. In May 2014 Nigeria World Cup-bound He agreed a new three-year contract with Chelsea. On 31 August 2016, Omeruo signed a one-year contract extension until 2019, before leaving on loan again.
In his international profile, he has played for the Nigerian Under-20 team that reached the quarter-finals at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia. Omeruo, on 9 January 2013, at the age of 19 played for the senior team for the first time in a goalless draw against Cape Verde. He then went on to play in all of Nigeria’s matches at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as Nigeria went on to win the competition for the third time.