Emmanuel Emenike is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Turkish outfit Fenerbahce and the Nigeria national football team. Emenike is known for his explosive speed and supreme finishing abilities.
Emenike started his football career with Delta Force. At the club, he revealed he walked on foot to training and back, even though it could take an hour and a half. Later on his career, he would earn his first salary when he moved to South Africa. He transferred to South African National First Division team Mpumalanga Black Aces in January 2008 and debuted against Dynamos F.C. on 17 February 2008. In May 2008, he joined First Division team F.C. Cape Town.
In 2009 Emenike signed a one-year loan deal with Karabükspor. On the opening game of the 1.Lig season on 23 August 2009, Emenike made his debut in a 3-3 draw against Samsunspor and would score his first goal on 11 October, against Kartal. Emenike would score his first hat-trick of his Turkish career in a 6-1 win over Mersin Ã„Â°dmanyurdu and score another hat-trick on 14 February 2010 in a 4-2 win over Kayseri Erciyesspor. On 28 July 2011, he was sold to Spartak Moscow for Ã¢â€šÂ¬10 million due to the match fixing scandal involving Fenerbahce and Emenike. In August 2013, Emenike moved back to Turkey by returning to FenerbahÃƒÂ§e for a fee worth around Ã¢â€šÂ¬13m (£11.2M).
Emenike was called up to the Nigeria national football team for a friendly against Sierra Leone. In 2013, he became part of the third Nigerian team to win the African Cup of Nations - Nigeria's first continental victory since 1994. His four goals proved crucial to Nigeria's progress through the tournament, and he was named to the team of the African Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament.