Saturday, 8 February 2020

Who is Ehizibue, FC Koln right-back?

Kingsley Ehizibue, born on May 25 1995, never experienced life in Nigeria as his parents migrated from the West African nation before his birth.

He was born in Germany, and spent two years there, before resettling in the Netherlands.

Defender has a special affinity for Holland

Unsurprisingly, Ehizibue’s connection to the Netherlands is strong, having spent most of his formative years in the country before last year’s return to Germany with Cologne.

However, he's still eligible for the Super Eagles, as having represented the Dutch at U-21 level, he's never made the step up to the senior side.

Loves PEC Zwolle wholeheartedly

He was brought through by the Bluefingers, so a special bond is shared with the club in east Netherlands.

"I feel like a Zwolle boy. I have family living in Nigeria and Munich, where I was born," the defender stated in 2016, "but I only lived in Germany for two years and then we went to Zwolle."

The towering right-back began his career on the flanks

Ehizibue is 1.89 metres tall, so usually players of his physical profile seldom feature on the wings.

However, that was where the 24-year-old began his career before his conversion by Zwolle coach Ron Jans.

Since switching to a defensive role, Ehizibue hasn't looked back.

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