NPFL: Enyimba's Super Eagles keeper ditches Nigeria for Sudan in shock switch

Super Eagles goalkeeper Ojo Olorunleke leaves NPFL giants Enyimba.

NPFL: Enyimba's Super Eagles keeper ditches Nigeria for Sudan in shock switch

Izuchukwu Akawor • Izuchukwu Akawor • 10:20 - 21.06.2024

Super Eagles goalkeeper Ojo Olorunleke will leave the dethroned NPFL champions Enyimba for Sudan come end of the season.

Super Eagles goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo has decided to leave recently dethroned NPFL champions Enyimba at the end of the season, with a move to Sudan on the cards.

Enyimba, Nigeria’s most successful football club, have confirmed the departure of their skipper and number one goalkeeper, who has been an integral part of the team for the past three years.

Super Eagles keeper departs Enyimba

In a statement released by the club, they expressed their gratitude for Ojo's contributions, saying:

"Enyimba can announce that captain, Olorunleke Ojo, will depart the club at the end of the season. Over the past three years, Ojo has been an integral part of our team, contributing significantly to our growth and success."

Olorunleke Ojo of Enyimba gets a guard of honour.
Olorunleke Ojo of Enyimba gets a guard of honour.

The statement went on to highlight Ojo's crucial role in helping the People’s Elephant win the prestigious NPFL title last season under Finidi George, the club’s record-extending ninth title, the most by any Nigerian club.

However, the club's loyal fans have been left reeling by the news of their beloved captain's impending departure, with many questioning the decision and the reasons behind it.

Enyimba are in Morocco to face Wydad.
Enyimba and Ojo failed to defend their NPFL title.

Ojo's final game for Enyimba will be on Sunday against Plateau United in Aba, and the club has urged all their supporters to come out and show their appreciation for the goalkeeper's dedicated service to the club.

The move to Sudan represents a significant change in Ojo's career, and it remains to be seen whether he will be able to continue his impressive performances and cement his place in the Super Eagles squad.

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This transfer saga is sure to be closely followed by football followers across Nigeria and beyond.

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