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Chima Onyeike: From Dutch Footballer to Super Eagles Fitness Trainer

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled the full technical team of the Super Eagles, with notable inclusion of Chima Onyeike as the team’s fitness trainer.

Onyeike’s story is one of dedication, athleticism, and a seamless transition from the world of active football to the international stage of fitness coaching.

Born in Zeist, Netherlands in 1975 to a Nigerian father, Onyeike’s upbringing reflected his dual heritage. His passion for football was ignited early, leading him to excel in Dutch youth clubs before embarking on a successful professional playing career in the Dutch League.

Onyeike’s journey didn’t end with his retirement from playing. Recognizing the importance of fitness in sports beyond the pitch, he pursued a sports science degree, laying the groundwork for his transition to fitness coaching.

Chima Onyeike
Chima Onyeike during his playing days.

With his wealth of experience as a player and newfound knowledge in sports science, Chima Onyeike embarked on a career as a personal trainer, catering to renowned footballers like Roy Makaay and Aleksandr Kerzhakov.

His expertise soon caught the attention of clubs worldwide, leading to prestigious roles with teams like Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia, PAOK in Greece, and VfB Stuttgart in Germany.

Onyeike’s ability to adapt and excel across diverse footballing cultures has earned him a reputation as a highly sought-after fitness coach on the global stage.

Now, as part of the Super Eagles coaching crew, his unwavering dedication and impressive background are poised to make a significant impact on the team’s fitness regimen, ensuring they stay in prime condition for major competitions as Finidi George takes charge of the new era.

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