Ifeanyi Innocent Emeghara is a retired Nigerian football player. “Ifeanyi” is a nickname for the Igbo name “Ifeanyichukwu” (meaning “Nothing is impossible with God”). He most recently played for Gabala in the Azerbaijan Premier League.
A young and versatile defender, Emeghara can be seen on both sides of the pitch and is often noted for his good technique.
NAME: Ifeanyi Innocent Emeghara
DATE OF BIRTH: 24 March 1984 in Lagos
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lagos, ferentari
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
On 25 July 2007, Emeghara signed with Steaua Bucureşti for 4 years. The transfer fee was of €1.2 million and he was given a salary of €150.000 per season plus bonuses if Steaua București will qualify in the UEFA Champions League group stage. While at Steaua, Emeghara had some cardiac problems. Steaua’s medical staff discovered a heart problem and the player had stop all physical efforts.
“I live a great joy in this moment, because I went on the field after a very long time. I hope with all my heart to be healthy and not have part of bad luck. I am happy that I won this match and I would love to keep so.”
Said Ifeanyi Emeghara after the game (13 December 2009).
Emeghara debuted for Steaua București against Rapid Bucureşti, match ended undecided 0–0. He previously played for Steaua in a friendly against Charleroi which also ended with a draw (1–1). Emeghara didn’t play any match since 8 March 2008, because of a knee injury. In October 2009 has returned to training and on 11 October played his first game after injury in the friendly match with FC Snagov, Steaua won 3–0.
HONORS AND AWARDS: Partizan
First League of Serbia and Montenegro: 2004–05
Romanian Cup: 2010–11