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6 Canadian Players That Are Originally From Nigeria (Photos)

1. Nkem Ezurike

Nkemjika Natalie Ezurike is a Canadian soccer player currently playing as a forward for Tel Aviv and the Canada women's national team.

Ezurike made her first appearance for the Canada women's national soccer team in 2014. She was part of the Canadian squad for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

Ezurike is of Nigerian descent.

2. Elijah Adekugbe

Elijah Adekugbe is a professional footballer of Nigerian descent. He is currently playing for Cavalry FC as a midfielder.

3. Sam Adekugbe

Samuel Ayomide Adekugbe is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a left-back for Hatayspor and the Canada national team.

Adekugbe was eligible to play for England, Nigeria or Canada at the international level. However, he has represented Canada at youth and senior level.

Adekugbe is originally from Nigeria.

4. Kunle Dada-Luke

Olakunle Olumide Dada-Luke is a Canadian professional soccer player of Nigerian origin who plays as a full-back for Pacific FC.

Four years ago, Dada-Luke made his first international appearance for the Canada junior team in a friendly winning match against Costa Rica.

5. Stephen Ademolu

Stephen Ademolu is a retired Canadian soccer player who played as a striker for Windsor Stars and the national team of Canada.

He made his senior debut for Canada in in a friendly game against Luxembourg in 2005.

Ademolu is originally from Nigeria.

6. Oluwaseun Oyegunle

Oluwaseun Oyegunle is a Canadian professional footballer who plays for Forge FC as a defender.

Two years ago, Oyegunle received his first international call-up for the Canada junior team ahead of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

He is of Nigerian descent.

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