Story of Nigerian forward Julius AghahowaStory of Nigerian forward Julius Aghahowa

    Nigeria is widely regarded as one of the most impressive talent factories in Africa. Promising Nigerian youngsters are constantly discovered by European clubs’ scouts. 1xBet is a popular betting site in Nigeria, so you can easily follow the games of Nigerians wherever they play. Julius Aghahowa is a striking example of such a footballer. Already at the age of 15, the forward began to be involved in the first-team of Bendel Insurance. He was one of the brightest talents in the Nigerian Professional Football League, therefore his move to Tunisian side Esperance at the age of 18 didn’t come as a surprise. 


    However, his most successful spell was at Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk. During his first coming to Ukraine in 2000, the club was just beginning to form as one of the strongest in Eastern Europe. Aghahowa spent seven seasons with Shakhtar, scoring 52 goals in 151 league appearances. This team is quite attractive for bettors from Nigeria, as it dominates the Ukrainian championship, therefore as a popular betting site, 1xBet allows you to bet on it with increased odds.


    Next, he managed to move to the Premier League for one season, where he played 20 matches for Wigan Athletic. Despite being a sticker, he failed to score at least once in these games. Expectedly, in the summer of 2008, he went to Turkey to represent Kayserispor for one season. The results of fixtures of the Turkish Super League are available in live bet scores from 1xBet, which can significantly expand the horizons of football fans. As a result, he returned to Ukraine, but Shakhtar had one of the strongest squads in their history at that time, therefore the Nigerian played only 18 matches and scored two goals in two seasons.

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    Julius has represented Nigeria 32 times, having scored a whopping 14 goals. Naturally, this figure could have been higher if head coaches of the national team had trusted him more. 1xBet regularly updates live bet scores from matches of the Nigerian national team. So, you can make sure that this team has always had a lot of good players in the attack.

    Personal and team achievements of the football player

    In general, it is fair to say that the player had a fairly high-flying football career, although he did not play for European giants. However, like some players at, he was lucky to get into an interesting project, which was Shakhtar Donetsk. As a result, he managed to win:

    • Ukrainian league title five times;
    • Ukrainian Cup three times
    • Ukrainian Super Cup once;
    • silver medal at the 2000 African Cup of Nations; three bronze medals in 2002, 2004 and 2006.

    Naturally, Aghahowa’s achievements are far from those of his more iconic compatriots, but despite this, the number of his titles speaks for itself. You can follow the results of other Nigerians and place bets at 1xBet. It’s an excellent opportunity for fans of national football.


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