Association football player
2 August 1997, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Ahu Obhakhan (born 2 August 1997) is an Irish-Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Institute F.C. in the NIFL Premiership.
Ahu was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He then moved to Drogheda, Ireland. He began his playing career with a local side in Drogheda called Boyne Rovers before eventually joining Shelbourne F.C. A native of Drogheda, he attended St. Joseph C.B.S. Secondary School. Growing up he played with Drogheda United F.C and for Shelbourne F.C. He helped his team to the All-Ireland Championship in 2011, scoring two goals in his team’s 2-1 victory in the All-Ireland final. Following this triumph he played in the All-Ireland Champions vs. Northern Ireland Champions match. In this season he helped his team to a runner-up finish at the 2014 Dublin and District Schoolboys League.
Ahu was part of the underage set up at Shelbourne F.C before then joining then manager Johnny McDonnell’s first team squad on 13 May 2014. He left the club in June 2015 to go to college in America. . In America he was named to NEC All-Conference First Team in 2017 and 2018. He was also the first Knight in the FDU men’s soccer program history to be named a CoSIDA All-American, which he earned back to back in 2017 and 2018. He was also named NEC Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2017 and 2018. He was named NEC Player of the Week (10/2) after scoring the opening goal of the evening in the Knights’ come-from-behind win against Bucknell on 9/27 and assisting on the overtime game-winner. He finished the 2017 season tied for team lead in goals with seven and in 2018 finished with a team high 8 goals.