Massive drift of players to greener pastures has swept through the fold FC Ifeanyi Ubah following the Anambra Warriors’ relegation to the second tier domestic league, Nigeria National League (NNL) at the close of the 2020/2021 NPFL season, Completesports.com reports.
The 2016 Federation Cup (Aiteo Cup) winners have been invaded by some NPFL clubs who have found the Nnewi side a veritable source for recruitment of players.
Virtually all the FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s first team players have been snapped up by top NPFL clubs.
At the, last count, no fewer than eight first team players have completed their transfers, with six others closing in on their departures from the Capital Oil and Gas club.
Nigeria champions, Akwa United, set the ball rolling with the signing of Evans Ebonda for their 2021/2022 CAF Champions League and domestic campaigns.
Rivers United, also featuring in the 2021/2022 CAF Champions League followed suit with the signing of goalkeeper Shaarp Uzoigwe and Seidu Adamu.
Nigeria’s most successful and decorated club, Enyimba, became the next career destination for the duo of midfielder Ekene Awazie and Abel James.
The People’s Elephant will represent Nigeria in the CAF second tier interclub competition, CAF Confederation Cup, alongside Bayelsa United who won the Aiteo Cup this year.
Plateau United signed the pair of Eric Oguche and Emmanuel Ocheogu just as Heartland FC welcomed midfielder Nonso Nzediegwu.
“These players’ moves are already a done deals”, an official of FC Ifeanyi Ubah exclusively told Completesports.com.
“There are also six others who are at various stages of completing their transfers.
“I won’t disclose their potential new clubs untill they finalise things, but I can assure you that the likes of Patrick Egeonu, Christian Molokwu, John Tsekwa, Toochukwu, Anueyiagu and Samuel Matthew are in talks with other NPFL clubs.
“The way our players are being courted by other clubs despite our relegation tells the quality they have and level of work that our coaches did last season, meaning that our relegation wasn’t as a result of poor technical input,” the official stressed.Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.