Biography Intro:Stephen Ayodele Makinwais a retired Nigerian footballer who played as a striker. Makinwa also played for the Nigerian national team. His name, Ayodele, means “Joy has come home.
NAME:Stephen Ayodele Makinwa
DATE OF BIRTH: 26 July 1983
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lagos, Nigeria
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Stephen Makinwa Discovered in 2000 by Reggiana while playing for Nigerian local side Ebedei alongside his childhood friend and teammate Obafemi Martins, Makinwa started his Italian football experience moving on loan to Serie D team Conegliano.
In 2001, he moved to Serie B team Como squad, as Como bought 50% of the rights to the player, however, Makinwa did not play any games for the team.
In 2002, he was back to Reggiana, in Serie C1, but the following season he was again in Como, but now as a regular.