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Top Super Eagles stars who have ‘Oyinbo’ partners

Football players often attract attention not just for their skills on the field, but also for their glamorous lifestyles off the pitch. This includes their relationships with wives and girlfriends (WAGs).

Many Super Eagles players are known to be married to or dating foreign women, often referred to as “oyinbo” in local Nigerian parlance. Here’s a closer look at some Super Eagles stars and their foreign partners.

1. Victor Osimhen and Stefanie Kim Ladewig

Osimhen wins 2023 Italian Serie A best player award
Osimhen and Stephanie Ladewig.
  • Background: Napoli and Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen is dating Stefanie Kim Ladewig, a German influencer.
  • Relationship: The couple’s relationship began when Osimhen was with VFL Wolfsburg in Germany. They have been together since 2018 and have a child together.

2. Maduka Okoye and Jelicia Westhoff

Jelicia Westhoff who is girlfriend of 24-year old Udinese goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye has reacted to reports which claimed she has fallen-out with the Nigerian goalkeeper.
Maduka Okoye and girlfriend Jelicia Westhoff
  • Background: Maduka Okoye, the Nigerian goalkeeper for Udinese, is in a relationship with Jelicia Westhoff, a stunning model.
  • Relationship: Jelicia and Maduka have been together for three years, with their bond growing stronger over time.

3. Alex Iwobi and Ellie Mae

  • Background: Alex Iwobi, a Fulham midfielder, is dating Ellie Mae, a UK-based model and social media influencer.
Alex Iwobi's girlfriend Ellis Mae
Alex Iwobi’s girlfriend Ellis Mae


  • Relationship: They have been dating for at least two-years, though they prefer to keep their relationship private.

4. Victor Boniface and Rikke Hermine Jensen

  • Background: Bayer Leverkusen star, Victor Boniface is dating Rikke Hermine, a Norwegian woman.
Lovebirds!! Rikke Hermine Jansen and Victor Boniface
Lovebirds!! Rikke Hermine Jansen and Victor Boniface
  • Relationship: They started dating in 2021 during Boniface’s time at Bodø/Glimt in Norway.

6. William Troost-Ekong and Molly Ekong

William Troost-Ekong and his wife Molly
William Troost-Ekong and his wife Molly
  • Background: William Troost-Ekong, known for his performance at AFCON 2023, is married to his long-term girlfriend Molly.
  • Relationship: They married in a private ceremony in London in 2021 and have a son named Oscar.

7. Umar Sadiq and Judy Memini

Sadiq Umar and Judy
Sadiq Umar and Judy
  • Background: Super Eagles striker Umar Sadiq is married to Judy Memini, an influencer based in Italy.
  • Relationship: The couple have been together for several years and have a child together.
As Nigeria prepare to face South Africa and Benin Republic in June, six of this seven players have made the 23 man Super Eagles list. See list in this report: 23 Nigerian players invited for South Africa/Benin Republic games

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