30 July 2002 | à 19h26

Onyekachi Apam

Arrived to the Stade Rennais from Nice, Onyekachi Apam joins Frédéric Antonetti, his coach on the Cote d’Azur between 2006 and 2009. The Nigerian, hired for a fee of about 4.5 million euros,facing the daunting task to replace Petter Hansson, the former captain, transferred to Monaco in June 2010. Expected to complete the club’s central defence alongside Kader Mangane, his integration to the team was slowed down by a persistent knee injury.

Surname: Apam

Name : Onyekachi

Nationality : Nigerian

Date of Birth : 30/12/1986

Place of Birth : Aba (Nigeria)

Height : 1,80 m

Weight : 84 kg

Position : Central defender or Right back

Number : 4

International : Nigeria (A, U20)

Career :

Amateur :
Pepsi Football Academy
Enugu Rangers (2004 - January 2006)

Professional :
OGC Nice (January 2006 - June 2010)
Stade Rennais FC (Since June 2010)

Honours :
2008 Olympic Games finalist with Nigeria
2010 African Nations Cup Third placed with Nigeria

Contracted to Rennes until : June 2014

Statistics :

- First Ligue 1 game (with Nice) : Nice - Marseille (2-1), October 29th, 2006
- First Ligue 1 goal: Nice - Lyon (1-3), February 8th, 2009

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