Blessing Kaku

Date of birth05 March 1978
Place of birthUghelli
NationalityNigerian
Weight78 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

Kaku joined Bolton Wanderers in August 2004 with a contract to June 2007 but was made available for transfer by in January 2005.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Port Harcourt Sharks 01 Feb 1992 01 Feb 1994
Iwuanyanwu Nationale 01 Feb 1994 01 Jul 1997
SV Braunau 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1998
RWD Molenbeek 01 Jul 1998 01 Jul 1999
Harelbeke 01 Jul 1999 01 Jul 2000
RC Genk 01 Jul 2000 24 Aug 2004
Hapoel Beer Sheva 01 Aug 2002 31 May 2003 L
Moadon Sport Ashdod 01 Jan 2004 31 May 2004 L
Bolton Wanderers 24 Aug 2004 30 Jun 2005
Derby County 24 Nov 2004 31 Dec 2004 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 RC Genk Jupiler League 18
3
1
2000-01 RC Genk UEFA Cup 1
1
2004-05 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 1
1
2004-05 Bolton Wanderers Premier League
1
2004-05 Derby County League Championship 3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Oct 2000 RC Genk v Anderlecht D 1-1 Jupiler League 8
13 Oct 2000 Lierse SK v RC Genk D 1-1 Jupiler League 9
21 Oct 2000 RC Genk v Harelbeke W 4-0 Jupiler League 10
24 Oct 2000 Werder Bremen v RC Genk L 4-1 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
28 Oct 2000 RC Genk v AA Ghent D 1-1 Jupiler League 11
01 Nov 2000 Royal Antwerp v RC Genk L 1-0 Jupiler League 7
09 Nov 2000 RC Genk v Werder Bremen L 2-5
Agg: 3-9
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Nov 2000 Excelsior Mouscron v RC Genk L 2-0 Jupiler League 12
19 Nov 2000 RC Genk v Lokeren D 0-0 Jupiler League 13
24 Nov 2000 Standard Liège v RC Genk L 2-1 Jupiler League 14
02 Dec 2000 RC Genk v La Louviere W 1-0 Jupiler League 15
09 Dec 2000 Germinal Beerschot v RC Genk L 5-1 Jupiler League 16
17 Dec 2000 RC Genk v Club Brugge L 0-1 Jupiler League 17
20 Dec 2000 RC Genk v Mechelen W 3-1 Jupiler League 18
21 Jan 2001 Eendracht Aalst v RC Genk L 4-2 Jupiler League 19
03 Feb 2001 Westerlo v RC Genk L 5-0 Jupiler League 21
10 Feb 2001 RC Genk v Beveren W 1-0 Jupiler League 22
17 Feb 2001 Charleroi v RC Genk L 2-1 Jupiler League 23
27 Feb 2001 RC Genk v St Truiden W 3-0 Jupiler League 20
03 Mar 2001 RC Genk v Royal Antwerp D 0-0 Jupiler League 24
17 Mar 2001 RC Genk v Lierse SK W 2-0 Jupiler League 26
05 May 2001 La Louviere v RC Genk L 2-1 Jupiler League 32
20 May 2001 Club Brugge v RC Genk L 6-0 Jupiler League 34


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Nigeria FIFA World Cup
1
1999-00 Nigeria Olympics 4
2000-01 Nigeria Olympics 1
2
2001-02 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2004-05 Nigeria FIFA World Cup
1
2004-05 Nigeria International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Feb 2000 Uganda v Nigeria W 2-3 Olympics Africa group A
26 Feb 2000 Nigeria v Uganda W 1-0 Olympics Africa group A
12 Mar 2000 Angola v Nigeria L 3-1 Olympics Africa group A
25 Mar 2000 Nigeria v Zimbabwe W 4-0 Olympics Africa group A
22 Apr 2000 Nigeria v Eritrea W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
16 Sep 2000 Australia v Nigeria W 2-3 Olympics Finals Group A
19 Sep 2000 Italy v Nigeria D 1-1 Olympics Finals Group A
23 Sep 2000 Chile v Nigeria L 4-1 Olympics Quarter-final
26 Mar 2002 Nigeria v Paraguay D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Oct 2004 Gabon v Nigeria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
17 Nov 2004 South Africa v Nigeria L 2-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.