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Adebowale Ogungbure

Personal information
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0.5 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubVissai Ninh Bình

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Adebowale Ogungbure (born July 13, 1981) is a Nigerian football player. Ogungbure plays for Vissai Ninh Bình of the Vietnamese V-League. He played for one season in the Fußball-Bundesliga with 1. FC Nuremberg.

On March 25, 2006, in a match between FC Sachsen Leipzig and Hallescher FC, Ogungbure was aimed monkey noises at him by Hallescher FC Fans. In retaliation he placed two fingers above his mouth and saluted at the crowd - a reference to Adolf Hitler. Ogungbure was arrested by German police, as it is illegal to make Nazi gestures for political or abusive purposes, but criminal proceedings were dropped 24 hours later.

In another incident, on November 10, 2006 in a game against VFC Plauen after the final whistle, Ogungbure hit Ukrainian player from the opposing team, Andriy Zapyshnyi in the face with a fist. Zapyschnyi was allegedly verbally racially abusing Ogungbure during the game. Ogungbure was suspended for 4 games (the punishment was below the minimum 6 games suspension because the sports court took into consideration previous cases of abuse against Ogungbure). Zapyshnyi was fined 300 euros.

Later that season in April 2007, FC Energie Cottbus II fans held up racists posters during a game against FC Sachsen Leipzig aimed at Ogungbure. He currently plays for Vissai Ninh Bình in the Viet Namese V-League.

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