Ugochukwu Michael “Hugo” Enyinnaya (born in Warri) is a Nigerian footballer who currently plays with Meda.
NAME: Ugochukwu Michael “Hugo” Enyinnaya
DATE OF BIRTH: May 8, 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH: Warri, Nigeria
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Enyinnaya started his career with Eagle Cement, where he marked his debut at the age of 16. He was then loaned out to FC Ebedei, being successively signed in the summer of 1998 by Belgian Second Division side Molenbeek. Noted by Carlo Regalia, scout of then-Serie A club Bari, he was then signed in 1999 by the galletti in a 200mln ₤ bid, and initially joined the Under-20 Primavera squad, where he formed a striking partnership with a young Antonio Cassano.
On December 18 he was first featured in the starting lineup together with Cassano in a home league match against Internazionale, ended in a shocking 2-1 win for Bari thanks to goals from Enyinnaya (a 30-meter shot during the 7th minute) and a late winner by Cassano.