Stephen Worgu: The Next African-European Star?

K ShakranSenior Analyst IApril 8, 2008

Stephen Worgu, the 19 year old Nigerian Enyimba star, forced himself upon African and European observers, as he dominated the preliminary stages of the MTN African Champions league.

Worgu scored eight goals in four matches, averaging two goals a game. With eight goals in his pocket, Worgu placed himself as the top scorer in the competition over leading strikers like Amr Zaki of the Egyptian Zamalek and El Shermeety of the Tunisian Etoile du Sahel.

Due to his high talent in scoring and creating critical plays, the young striker has all the criteria a high-octane European Club will demand.

Worgu possesses the physical strength, fitness, and high proficiency that enables him to play in Europe.

In addition, Worgu has a set of developed skills in his repertoire that African youngsters don't have at the beginning of their career. This in effect will certainly stand as a great advantage for Worgu as the European lens focuses on him in the competition's upcoming stages. 

Stephen Worgu told Kick Off, a Nigerian sports newspaper, “Personally, I cannot say I have a secret to my goal scoring. I just want to win and win well and that is all I have in mind when I play. I need to help the team with my goals and I work at it and am always elated when the ball comes at my feet and I bury it."
The African Champions league has produced outstanding African footballers, like Ivory Coast's Kolo Toure and Nigerian star Nwankwo Kanu.

Stephen Worgu is on track to becoming the next Didier Drogba or Fredi Kanoute.

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African football has proved worthy of producing future world stars.

For now, Stephen Worgu is a player looking through the gates of Europe, waiting for the door to open and ultimately prove himself as the next Nigerian-European superstar.

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