IT’S A GOAL! Super Eagles Defender Kenneth Omeruo Scores High As He Welcomes First Child With Wife

It’s an exciting time for Kenneth Omeruo as he has welcomed his first child with his wife, Chioma Omeruo, and the baby girl has already been christened Chairein Omeruo. Kenneth Omeruo who just welcomed his first child, held his traditional wedding with his wife Chioma in 2017 before completing the wedding rites earlier this year in Turkey.

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The Super Eagles defender who plays for CD Leganés on loan from Chelsea, announced the baby’s arrival on his Instagram page. Kenneth Omeruo wrote; “@oma_maranma I love you so much.. you handled All the difficult situations like a Boss.. thank you for this beautiful gift.. Chairein is indeed Beautiful as the mom.. Thank you Jesus for without you, non of this would be a reality.. I have two babes now. Baby Oscar”


Omeruo has been described as a “tall, rangy but strong centre-back” and a “level-headed and determined youngster”. Omeruo played for the Nigerian Under-20 team that reached the quarter-finals at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia. On 9 January 2013, at the age of 19 he played for the senior team for the first time in a goalless draw against Cape Verde. He then went on to play in all of Nigeria’s matches at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as Nigeria went on to win the competition for the third time.

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Later that year he was selected for Nigeria’s squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and played in all of the three group games as Nigeria finished third in their group. Omeuro was named in Nigeria’s final squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and started in all four games as Nigeria finished second in their group and were eliminated by France at the Round of 16. He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, but did not make the final 18- man squad. In May 2018 he was named in Nigeria’s preliminary 30 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Congratulations to the new dad and mum.