Relatively Unknown Bosnian Based Nigerian Goalkepper Nwokolor Earns “Buffon Of Africa” Tag


The performances of Bosnian based Nigerian shot stopper David Nwokolor who is on loan to Vitez from Croatian side HNK Rijeka has earned him a new nickname “Buffon Of Africa”.

The press in Bosnia gave him the tag “Buffon Of Africa” due to his performances which has seen him keep six clean sheets in ten league games in Bosnia for modest side Vitez.

The Rijeka loanee has played 25 professional games in Europe as a shot stopper, following his 16 games action for Croatian second division side Sibenik last season.

20 year old Nwokolor is the only Nigerian goalkepper playing for a top division side in Europe, outside France based Vincent Enyeama and Israeli based Dele Aiyenugba.

The current first choice goalkepper of the Super Eagles Carl Ikeme keeps goal for English second tier side Wolverhampton Wanderers, while Dele Alampasu although on the books of top division side CD Feirense, he is presently out on loan to Caserense in the third division.