By George Aluo
Former Super Eagles and Enyimba of Aba defence strongman, Obinna Nwaneri says he is ready to stage a comeback to the nation’s domestic league scene after his over one decade sojourn overseas.
Nwaneri who was in the Enyimba squad that made history by winning the CAF Champions League back to back in 2003 and 2004 said he is returning in a bid to add value to the league.
The player who last season played in Malaysia told Daily Sunsports exclusively that he is ready to sign the dotted lines for any of the NPFL sides for the 2018 soccer season.
“I m home and ready to play again at home. If any of the clubs want my services, I won’t hesitate to sign once the offer is good. My desire is to see how I can add value to the league. I m happy the league is getting better,” Nwaneri said. Nwaneri who also won titles with top Tunisian side, Esperance and Perils FC of Malaysia said he is still in top form, insisting that his experience would count for any club he decides to lace boots for.
He expressed delight over Nigeria’s qualification for the World Cup, even as he added that he is praying for the team to do well in Russia.
It is recalled that he was a member of the Eagles that won bronze at the 2006 Nations Cup in Egypt.
… As Lobi Stars runs to God for 2018 season
By Emma Jemegah
The management of Lobi Stars of Makurdi has dedicated the team to God ahead of the 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
The management, technical crew and players were at the Revival City Church, Ikeja, Lagos last Sunday to commit the team to God where the General Overseer, Pastor Chris Akano warned that except they totally commit themselves to Almighty God, no meaningful achievement could be recorded.
Pastor Akano, on his sermon admonished the players and management to stand firmly with God, stressing that if any of them indulge in fetish and diabolical things, God would not answer their prayers.
“You have to stand by God, it’s only Him that can give you victory over your opponents. The management has done the right thing by rededicating the team to God but let me warn that if after you leave here, you go to any native doctor to seek refuge, your prayers will not be answered. The consequence can even be a career threatening injury. But if you hold firmly to God, I see you winning a continental ticket at the end of the season,” Pastor Akano said.
Earlier, the vice chairman of the team, Mike Idoko said the management decided to approach God because only Him can bring success. “We recognize that ultimate power belongs to God and that’s why we are rededicating the team to Him. We also want to thank God for seeing us through last season,” Idoko said.
The technical adviser, Solomon Ogbeide, while receiving a bible gift from Pastor Akano, recollected that in 2009 while with Sunshine Stars, he got a bible gift from the same pastor and the team got a continental ticket in the process.
“I’m privilege to be here again and for the second time, receiving a gift of Bible from Pastor Akano. I believe that this is a sign of another continental ticket as was in 2009. I will surely come back to pay my vow, together with my players,” the coach stated.