Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Victor Nsofor Obinna was born 25 March 1987. He is a Nigerian footballer who is plays as a striker for Premier Soccer League side Cape Town City. His name; Obinna in Igbo (Nigeria Language) literally means “father’s heart”. He played for Chievo in Italy’s Serie B, having played regularly in Serie A with the club until their relegation in 2007. He made his full international debut for Nigeria at the 2006 African Cup of Nations, scoring once in three appearances as his side were eliminated in the semi-finals.
Nsofor played for Nigerian clubs Plateau United and Kwara United, he went on trials with Italian clubs Internazionale, Perugia and Juventus before signing with Brazilian club Internacional, but international clearance problems meant that the transfer was never finalized. He rejoined Enyimba to take part in their domestic league campaign and CAF Champions League defence.
Looking at his international profile; In August 2008, he was named amongs Nigeria’s squad for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Obinna scored Nigeria’s first goal in a 2–1 win against Japan. the “Dream Team IV” winning goal in the final group match against the United States, ensuring that Nigeria qualified for the quarter-finals. Nigeria were drawn against Ivory Coast who they beat 2–0, with Obinna scoring a penalty and setting up Peter Odemwingie for the other goal. He later captained the Nigerian team when they beat Belgium 4–1 in the semi-final match, before losing to Argentina in the final