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George Nganyuo Elokobi (born 31 January 1986) is a Cameroonianmarker football defender, who plays for Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers. Born in Mogadishumarker, Somalia to Cameroonian parents, he has stated his desire to play for the Cameroon national team.

Playing career

Elokobi joined non-league Dulwich Hamlet after arriving in England from Cameroonmarker in 2002, before stepping up to league football with Colchester United in 2004. He did not feature for the team in his first season and was loaned to Chester City for a month in early 2005, working under Ian Rush. He made five appearances for Chester, including his professional debut against Swansea City on 29 January 2005. However, the spell did not go well with Chester losing all five games and Elokobi being sent off in his final appearance for the club at Shrewsbury Town.

The defender then returned to Layer Roadmarker where he made twelve league appearances in a season that saw the club promoted from League One. He scored his first goal in a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town on 24 September 2005.

He made a further 10 league appearances in the 2006–07 season as the team stabilised in the Championship, and went on to establish himself as a regular first-team player in the early months of the following campaign. However, he was later dropped from the team for several matches, prompting him to hand in a transfer request. This alerted fellow Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers to sign him in a two-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee on 31 January 2008.

Elokobi quickly became first-choice left-back at Molineuxmarker, but his run in the side was ended when he suffered a knee-ligament injury just three games into the 2008–09 season. The injury kept him on the sidelines until the final game of the season at home to Doncaster Rovers. He came on as an 85th-minute substitute and, due to his "fan favourite" status with the Molineuxmarker crowd, cheers greeted every touch he made in the short appearance.

Signed to the Midlands club until Summer 2011,Elokobi made his Premier League debut as a second-half substitute at big spenders Man City on 22 August 2009.

On 31 October 2009, he scored his first goal in Wolverhampton 2-2 draw against Stoke City, but unfortunately for him it was an own goal and put the opponents Stoke City ahead 1-0 and they came in front 2-0 just before the break. Wolverhamptons Jody Craddock secured in the second half 2-2 with 2 goals.

Honours

Wolverhampton Wanderers


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