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Homesports5 things to know about Theophilus Afelokhai who replaced Francis Uzoho

5 things to know about Theophilus Afelokhai who replaced Francis Uzoho

Here are five things to know about Theophilus Afelokhai the goalkeeper who replaced Francis Uzoho Theophilus Afelokhai replaced Francis Uzoho for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash between Nigeria and South Africa, here are five things to know about the goalkeeper.1.    Theophilus Afelokhai is 27-years-old Born Nigeria on April 7, 1990 Theophilus Joel Afelokhai is 28-years-old.2.   Afelokhai’s previous clubsTheophilus Afelokhai is a known veteran in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).He started his career in the lower tier of football in the country but has become of the best domestic shot-stoppers in the country.He moved from NPFL giants Kano Pillars to Enyimba International in 2015 and has become one of the most important players at the club.3. Afelokhai and NigeriaBorn in Nigeria, Afelokhai has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the NPFL during his time at Kano Pillars and now at Enyimba.He did not feature for any of the national youth teams Flying Eagles and Golden Eaglets at any major tournaments.He was a key part of the national U-23 Dream Team squad to 2011 CAF U-23 Championship as Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.Afelokhai was also part of the home-based Super Eagles team to the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.4. Style of playAfelokhai is a shot-stopper as he has proved time and again in the NPFL which he is regarded among the best on the domestic scene. In a league that is still developing, Afelokhai is being acknowledged as one of the best around.He is the first choice at Enyimba ahead of veterans Fatai Duada and Super Eagles shot-stopper Ikechukwu Ezenwa.Not the best in distribution like most modern day goalkeepers, Afelokhai is a dependable hand to prevent goals from the opposition and draws similarities with former Super Eagles shot-stopper Vincent Enyeama.5. AwardsWith Kano Pillars, he won multiple league titles before he moved to Enyimba International.On the International scene, he was part of the home-based Super Eagles team that won a silver medal at the 2018 Africa Nations Championship  (CHAN).

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