Meet The Wives and Kids Of Your Favourite Nigerian Footballers (PHOTOS)

Kanu And Amarachi Nwankwo

Retired Super Eagles star, Kanu Nwankwo popularly known as “Papilo” and his wife Amarachi got married in December 2004, in Imo State, Nigeria. Kanu and his wife dated for a few years before tying the knot at a star-studded wedding attended by who-is-who in Nigeria’s sports and political circle. They are blessed with three wonderful kids,two boys and a girl.


Peter Osaze Odemwingie And Sarah Fallon

Super Eagles striker, Peter Osaze Odemwingie, 32, and his wife, Sarah Fallon, met during his early days at West Brom. He met Sarah at a local restaurant, and they have been together since then. The couple exchanged vows at Castle Ashby in Nottingham, England on May 26, 2012, and welcomed their first son, Noah, on January 20th, 2013.


Austin And Nkechi Okocha

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Austin “Jay-Jay” Okocha got married to his beautiful wife Nkechi in 1997 after dating for three years. Jay-Jay, 40, met his wife shortly after his team golden performance at African Nations Cup tournament in Tunisia in 1994. Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nigerian football legend recently threw a lavish 40th birthday party for his wife of 16 years, Nkechi Okocha on Friday October 25th at Civic Centre in Lagos.They have being married for sixteen years and are currently blessed with two children; Daniella and A-Jay.


Yakubu And Yvonne Aiyegbeni

Out of favor Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni married heartthrob Yvonne Lameen Ikhana in Lagos in July 2008. Yvonne is the daughter of one of Nigeria’s soccer legend, Kadiri Ikhana. Aiyegbeni, 31,who talked about his love for his wife in an interview says, I go for training and play my matches with happiness in my heart. That is the motivation that makes me perform well. She often tells me: ‘Just go there and play well and score for me. That gives me more confidence and belief in myself,” he said. They are blessed with a daughter named Kayla.


Joseph And Adaeze Yobo

Super Eagles captain and Fernabache of Turkey defender, Joseph Yobo got married to beauty queen Adaeze Igwe at what is still termed the “oddest wedding of the decade” at midnight of December 31, 2009. They met during the summer of 2009 when Joseph was in Nigeria on holiday during the football Off-Season in former club, Everton FC in England, while Ada was enjoying the last few months of fun before embarking on her course at the New York Film Academy. The couple are proud parents to a son, Joey Yobo, born in April 2010.

This is not a conclusive list. Watch out for part 2! 🙂




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