Henry Nwosu

Henry Onyemanze Nwosu (born 14 June 1963) is a former Nigerian footballer turned manager.

Henry Nwosu
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-06-14) 14 June 1963
Place of birth Imo State, Nigeria
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gateway
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1985 NNB FC 60 (11)
1985–1988 ACB Lagos (–)
1988–1990 ASEC Mimosas (–)
1990–1992 RC Bafoussam (–)
1992–1993 ACB Lagos (–)
National team
1980–1991 Nigeria 60 (8)
Teams managed
1997 Ibom Stars
2008–2009 Nigeria U-17
2009–2013 Union Bank
2013– Gateway United F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
For the current player, see Henry Nwosu Kanu

Career

Nwosu spent his career at home with New Nigeria Bank (NNB) of Benin City and African Continental Bank (ACB) of Lagos. He also played for ASEC Mimosas FC of Ivory Coast and Racing FC Bafoussam of Cameroon.

International career

A gifted midfielder, Nwosu was the youngest member of Nigeria's victorious 1980 African Nations Cup squad, and scored the only goal for Nigeria at the 1980 Olympics. He also played in the 1982, 1984 and 1988 tournaments, finishing runners up in the latter two, with his last game for Nigeria coming in 1991.[1]

Coaching career

He was an assistant for former Eagles teammate Samson Siasia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where Nigeria won the silver medal.[2] He was an assistant to Onigbinde that took the Super Eagles to 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan.[3] On 27 September 2008, Nwosu was appointed as the coach for the Nigerian U-17 team.[4] However, he was removed from the post in April 2009 after a string of poor results in preparation for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[5] He was hired that August as coach of Union Bank F.C.[6] In October 2013, he was named coach for Abeokuta cllub Gateway United F.C.[7]

References

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