Efan Ekoku, the English-born former Nigerian footballer, will be a match analyst for ESPN at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. He previously was the lead match analyst during ESPN’s production of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. Ekoku brings experience as both a player and commentator in the Barclays Premier League to ESPN.
During his club career, he played for Sutton United, Bournemouth, Norwich City, Wimbledon, Grasshopper, Sheffield Wednesday and Dublin City. He scored Norwich’s first goal in European competition against Vitesse in the UEFA Cup in 1993. That was a big season for Ekoku as he tallied an impressive 16 goals in 38 appearances for NorwichCity. He also became the first player to score more than three goals in a Premier League match with four goals as Norwich beat Everton 5-1.
He played international football with Nigeria, where he was a member of the 1994 FIFA World Cup team.
After his retirement from professional soccer, Ekoku earned his FA (Football Association) and UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) coaching licenses. He currently works as a co-commentator on the English international feed for Barclays Premier League matches.