Thomas Zenke

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Thomas Zenke
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-01-30) 30 January 1993 (age 26)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) [1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Enyimba
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–2013 ABS ? (?)
2014 Enyimba ? (?)
2015–2019 Nasarawa United ? (?)
2019– Enyimba ? (?)
National team
2017– Nigeria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 09:47, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:47, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Thomas Zenke (born 30 January 1993) is a Nigerian international footballer who plays for Enyimba, as a winger.

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Career

He has played club football for ABS, Enyimba and Nasarawa United. [2] [3]

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In January 2016, Zenke travelled to Malta for negotiations with Mosta FC. But he was left disappointed after learning what he will be earning which was far less than what he was told when he agreed to travel to Malta. He then travelled back to Nigeria and continued playing for Nasarawa United. [4]

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Zenke rejoined Enyimba in January 2019. [5]

National career

He made his international debut for Nigeria in 2017. [2]

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Personal life

His older brother Simon is also a footballer. [3]

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References

  1. Profile on Footballdatabase, footballdatabase.eu
  2. 1 2 "Thomas Zenke". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. 1 2 David Ngobua (12 February 2016). "Thomas Zenke: Nasarawa Utd motivated enough to beat Generation Foot". Daily Trust. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. THOMAS ZENKE REJECTS MOSTA CONTRACT OFFER, owngoalnigeria.com, 29 January 2016
  5. NPFL Preview: All eyes on Akwa United as 2018/19 season begins, aclsports.com, 12 January 2019