Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Victor Obinna Nsofor is a Nigerian footballer who is plays as a striker for Premier Soccer League side Cape Town City. He was born on March 25, 1987 and 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. Obinna equally 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.
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Obinna was a member of the U-20 Flying Eagles that won the gold in Benin in the African Youth Tournament in 2005 he was called up to the Nigerian senior squad at the 2006 African Cup of Nations, scoring once before his side’s semifinal elimination. In August 2008, he was named amongst Nigeria’s squad for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
He rejoined Enyimba to take part in their domestic league campaign and CAF Champions League defence. Obinna was signed by Italian club Chievo on a five-year contract in July 2005.
In his first season with Chievo, Obinna scored six goals in 26 games, including a goal on his Serie A debut against Parma in a 1–0 win.
On 4 October 2007, Obinna was involved in a car accident on his way home from training in which he swerved away from a vehicle that had tried to overtake him around a bend. He escaped with only a few cuts and bruises. The car flipped several times and was heavily damaged. He lost consciousness and was taken to hospital.
He also played for other clubs like Málaga (2009), West Ham United (2010), Lokomotiv Moscow (2011), MSV Duisburg (2015) and Darmstadt (2016).
In September 2017, Obinna signed for Premier Soccer League side Cape Town City.