Henry Nwosu Footballer

Henry Nwosu Nigeria Footballer

For the current player, see Henry Nwosu Kanu Henry Onyemanze Nwosu (born 14 June 1963) is a former Nigerian footballer turned manager.


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.


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.


He was an assistant for former Eagles teammate Samson Siasia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where Nigeria won the silver medal. He was an assistant to Onigbinde that took the Super Eagles to 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan. On 27 September 2008, Nwosu was appointed as the coach for the Nigerian U-17 team. 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. He was hired that August as coach of Union Bank F.C.

In October 2013, he was named coach for Abeokuta cllub Gateway United F.C.

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