Egwuekwe Joins Rivers United On One-Year Deal From Libyan Club

Egwuekwe Joins Rivers United On One-Year Deal From Libyan Club

Former Nigeria international defender Azubuike Egwuekwe has linked up with Rivers United on a one-year deal, reports Completesports.com.

Egwuekwe joined the Nigeria Professional Football League side from Libyan side, Al Nasr Benghazi.

The 30-year-old previously had stints with Finnish side, KuPs and South Africa Premier League club, SuperSport United.

Egwuekwe has also played for NPFL clubs, Nasarawa United and Warri Wolves in the past.

The towering central defender was an unused substitute as Rivers United was forced to a 1-1 draw by CAF Champions League campaigners, Enyimba in friendly in Aba on Monday morning.

He was part of the Super Eagles squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and has been capped 35 times by Nigeria with two goals to his name.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 6
  • One of the best back up defenders 4 to 5 years back. Kudos to our homebase coaches

     
    • Egwuekwe wasn’t a fan favourite however, in the matches he played for the Super Eagles, he put up ‘acceptable’ levels of performances – the 30 year old even managed to score 2 goals across 35 games for Nigeria.

      Not one to be missed in the Super Eagles but one who didn’t miss the opportunity to give his best when called upon to feature for his fatherland.

       
      • Tancosports 2 weeks ago

        Egweke was never a national team material. Players like hike can only get invitations when our managed by local coaches.

         
      • “He was part of the Super Eagles squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and has been capped 35 times by Nigeria with two goals to his name” from the article.

        @Tancosport he was never Super Eagles material, but Nigeria only lost 1 competitive match in 13 that he played in.

        As Deo said, “not a fan favourite” but he did very well when called upon

         
        • The sense in your contribution is undeniable BigD. I don’t think we should celebrate only exceptional talents like Okocha, Kanu and co.

          I think we should also acknowledge the efforts of those players who, though they were not elite, nonetheless played with pride, passion and patriotism when called upon.

          The rumours about their selections will persist as long as jobless people dwell in our midst.

           
  • Glory 2 weeks ago

    The sleeping tablet this n crew gave to us only expired after Rohr took over. Congrats to him, that ‘patrick Viera’ n others anyway, as many who had sleeping problem benefited massively from their kind of football.