FC Ifeanyi Ubah made serious moves to improve the quality of its squad for the second stanza of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), acquiring gifted players from within and outside the country to launch a final onsluaght on the league diadem. Apart from their recent acquisitions, the Anambra Warriors also registered hard-hitting attacker Chijioke Alakwe who was left out at the beginning of the season due to some slight injury that kept him out for weeks.
Disclosing this to www.papilonews.com, Alakwe noted that he cherishes the fresh challenge handed to him to complete the second part of the premier league and is ready to help the club finish at its possible best at the end of the season.
The former Black Leopards of South Africa forward was instrumental to FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s successes last season, inspiring his side to lift their first ever Federations Cup under the tutelage of Brazilian gaffer, Rafael Everton. He was also on hand to score critical goals and made essential assists to culminate his last season’s performance on a high.
However, he was not registered for the start of the current season due to injury concerns, but he expressed his delight at his return to full fitness.
“The worse part of a players life is when he is unable to contribute to his team’s progress due to injury. Aside the physical pain and discomfort, the emotional trauma is terrible. I thank God I am back to full fitness and I thank God I will be back on the pitch to contribute my quota to the progress of this great club.”