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Meet 5 Norway Players That Are Originally From Nigeria (Photos)

1. Antonio Nusa

Antonio Nusa, born 17 April 2005, is a Norwegian football striker who plays for Stabæk.

Starting his career in Langhus IL, he moved to Stabæk's youth section at the age of 13. He was given the chance for the senior team in early 2021, scored in a friendly match, and subsequently signed for the senior squad. He made his Eliteserien debut in May 2021 against Rosenborg, and scored his first goal in June 2021 against Glimt.

Born in Norway, Nusa is of Nigerian descent through his father.

2. Chuma Anene

Chuma Emeka Uche Anene, born 14 May 1993, is a Norwegian footballer. He is currently playing as a striker for Crewe Alexandra on loan from FC Midtjylland.

Emeka Uche Anene was born in Oslo on May 14, 1993 to a family of Nigerian immigrants.

He grew up in the town of Holmlia, a suburb of Oslo, and from childhood, he played football in the club Holmlia SK, where Norwegian football players of African descent like Mathis Bolly and Adama Diomande played alongside him.

At the age of 16, he was invited to the Norwegian club, Valerenga, and he made his debut in the club in the 2011 to 2012 season.

On August 31, 2015, in the status of a free agent, he signed a two-year contract with the Russian side, Amkar Perm. In the debut match on September 20 against Zenit, he scored his first goal for the club. In total, he played 24 matches for Amkar and scored only two goals. On March 13, 2017, Chuma Anene moved to the Kairat club in Almaty.

In August 2019, he joined Crew Alexandra on loan and made a debut when he replaced Chris Porter in an EFL cup game against Aston Villa. He scored seven goals in 28 games for Crewe.

3. Daniel Omoya Braaten

Daniel Omoya Braaten, born 25 May 1982, is a Norwegian professional footballer of Nigerian descent.

He is currently playing as a winger for Skeid.

Born in Oslo, Norway, Braaten started his career in the Skeid youth academy at the age of six. He later won the Norwegian Junior Cup with the team in 1999, aged 17.

Braaten had become one of the most profiled players of the Norwegian Premier League, through his colourful, untraditional and artistic playing style.

On 3 August 2007, Braaten signed for Bolton Wanderers. He scored his first goal in English football just over three weeks later, netting the final goal in Bolton's 3–0 win over Reading. He failed to secure a permanent spot on the team, however, and after a tough season in England, Braaten signed a three-year contract with French side, Toulouse, on 25 June 2008. He was included as part of the deal which saw Johan Elmander move to Bolton.

After playing four matches for Norway U18 in 2000, and two matches for Norway U21 in 2003, Braaten made his debut for Norway on 22 January 2004 in a friendly match against Sweden, when playing for Skeid in Adeccoligaen, the second-tier league in Norway. His first international goal came against Estonia, in a Friendly match on 20 April 2005, a game Norway won 2–1. As of May 2018, he has been capped 52 times for Norway, scoring four goals.

4. Jonathan Rasheed

Jonathan Rasheed Norwegian is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper for Swedish club, BK Häcken. He was born in Sweden to a Nigerian father and a Norwegian mother.

Rasheed started his youth career in Kortedala. After two years with limited play in third-tier IF Sylvia, he moved to Norwegian Stabæk Fotball as second-choice goalkeeper. Not featuring once for the first team, in 2014 he was signed by Alta IF, but did not play more than once there either.

In 2015 and 2016, he was finally a first-choice goalkeeper, first for Norwegian second-tier side Follo FK and then for Swedish second-tiers IFK Värnamo. He was brought to BK Häcken and finally made his debut in a fully professional league in 2018. He missed all of 2019 due to injury.

5. Anthony Omoijuanfo

Ohikhuaeme Anthony Omoijuanfo, born 10 January 1994 in Oslo, Norway, is a professional footballer and a national of Norway.

He was born to a Nigerian father and a Norwegian mother. He is originally a Nigerian.

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