…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
English professional footballer Raheem Sterling, who currently plays for Chelsea, recently shared his admiration for a Nigerian music artist and their popular song.
In a viral video on Chelsea’s TikTok account, the 28-year-old player expressed his fondness for Asake’s hit track, Amapiano.
During a video where players were asked about their favorite songs while walking to Chelsea’s training ground in Cobham, other team members also mentioned their preferred tracks.
Ben Chillwell named “The Weekend: Like a God” as his choice, while Cesare Casadei mentioned “Shiva: 100 Opps.”
Reece James revealed his preference for “Rod Wave: Street Runner.”
Carney Chukwuemeka’s Musical Selection
Carney Chukwuemeka, a player eligible to represent Nigeria, shared that he listens to “Grateful” by Nigerian gospel singer Sinach.
Ogenyi Onazi’s Transfer to Kitchee FC
In other news, Nigerian midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has completed a free transfer from East Riffa of Bahrain to Kitchee FC in the Hong Kong Premier League.
The 30-year-old joined the 12-time champions of the league after a brief stint with Casertana FC in the Italian Serie D.
The details of the deal were not disclosed by the club.
Onazi’s Club Career and Achievements
Ogenyi Onazi, who made his Serie A debut for Lazio in 2011, has had a diverse club career.
He played for Trabzonspor and Denizlispor in Turkey before brief spells in Saudi Arabia, Denmark, and Lithuania.
He returned to Italy in August 2022, signing with Casertana FC before transferring to East Riffa in January.
Onazi has won various trophies throughout his career, including the Coppa Italia with Lazio in 2013 and the Turkish Cup with Trabzonspor in 2020.
He also played a crucial role in Nigeria’s victory in the African Cup of Nations in 2013.
Onazi’s International Career
Since making his international debut for Nigeria in 2012, Ogenyi Onazi has scored one goal in 52 appearances for the national team.
While his last appearance for the Super Eagles was in 2018, the midfielder has left a significant mark on Nigerian football.
Raheem Sterling’s appreciation for Nigerian music and Ogenyi Onazi’s transfer to Kitchee FC are notable developments in the world of football.
As players continue to express their musical preferences and make career moves, their contributions to both the sport and the music industry showcase the global impact and cultural exchange that occur within the realm of professional football.
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