Nigeria’s Afonja Eyes Stardom

Nigerian midfielder Michael Adebosipo Afonja aims to build on the success he achieved in 2014 by taking his game to the next level in the New Year, reports.
Since the light skinned player shot to the limelight some years back, Afonja, who weighs 71kg has continued to prove he is a player to look out for.
“I thank God for giving me a special grace as a player and I’m focused and ready to take my game to an enviable height, where my fans will be satisfied with me. My aim in 2015 is to use the experience and exposure I gained last year to go for more and rewarding challenges”, Afonja told

Afonja in green jersey
.Michael Afonja (in green jersey) exchanges pleasantries before a match. He is primed for new challenges. –

His high work rate and refined game earned him recognition and a place in the Professional League 1 side in Cotonou; Dragons Football Club of Benin Republic, where he played a season between 2008 and 2009.
Afonja also featured for Babanawa Football Club of Lokoja, a Kogi State Professional League 1 side from 2009-2010.
The nomadic player also starred for a Cameroonian Pro-One Football Club, Bamenda, where he played for a season before leaving them 2011.
He had a brief stint with the national U-23 team from 2012-2013, starring in one friendly match, crowning that season with an award for the most creative midfielder in the country’s League.
The amiable player, who is business like either during training or match situations uses his speed and dribbling skills to beat opponents. He is blessed with shooting and passing abilities, and he is equally good in aerial ball contests.
After returning from training tours of some West African countries; Republic of Benin, Togo and Ghana, which rounded off his 2014 activities, the humble FC Lokoja player says he is always ready to learn, hence his plans to maximize the opportunities that come his way in the New Year.
Afonja is linked with some clubs that are bidding to sign him before the current January transfer window closes, but he is yet to confirm his next destination.

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