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The defending champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League, Enyimba have confirmed the departure of 11 players from the club.
Enyimba published the names of the affected players on their official website on Wednesday.
The Eastern Updates recalls that Super Eagles goalkeeper, John Noble left the Aba giants following the expiration of his contract.
The 30-year-old has linked up with Tanzanian club, Tabora United.
Other players who left the club following the expiration of their contracts are: Emeka Obioma, Phillip Ozor, Chigozie Obasi, Adekunle Adeleke, Fatai Abdullahi, Samuel Kalu and Sadiq Abubakar.
Three other players were released by mutual consent.
They are: Moses Omodemuke, Ademola Adebambo and Othuke Egbo.
Recall that Nwankwo Kanu, a former captain of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, had recently been included alongside 30 individuals selected by Abia State Governor Alex Otti for various positions, effective July 11.
Kazie Uko, the governor’s chief press secretary, made this announcement in an official statement.
Nwankwo Kanu has been entrusted with the position of chairman at Enyimba, the champions of the Nigerian league.
With a successful reign of 24 years by Felix Anyansi-Agwu, Nwankwo Kanu has taken over as the new head of ‘The People’s Elephant,’ with the club having secured two CAF Champions League titles during Anyansi-Agwu’s tenure.
Agwu, who headed ‘The People’s Elephant’ for 24 years during which the club won two CAF Champions League winners’ medals.
Individuals appointed include: Ugochukwu Okoroafor – Special Adviser, Monitoring and Evaluation; Iheanacho Obioma – Special Adviser, Political Affairs; Prof Ijeoma Iheukwumere – Senior Special Assistant, Environment; Odinakachi Eric Eme – Senior Special Assistant, Multilateral and Donor Agencies; Nwaka Inem – Special Adviser on Trade, Commerce and Industry; Magdalene Ugoanusi – Senior Special Assistant, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Martins Okechukwu Justice (J Martins) – Special Assistant on Tourism and Entertainment; Dr. George Chidozie – Senior Special Assistant, Special Duties; Pastor Okorougo Aji – Special Assistant, Lands and Housing; and Dr. Obioma Nwogbe – Senior Special Assistant, Transport.
Others include Chukwunenye Alajemba – Senior Special Assistant, Homeland Security; Ven (Dr.) Joshua Onyeike – General Manager, ASOPADEC; Pastor Dike Nwankwo – Director General, Abia State Orientation Agency; Dr. Uloaku Ukaegbu – Director, Abia State Agency for Control of AIDS; Dr. Eric Egwuibe – Senior Special Assistant, Budget and Planning; Dr. Anthony Nwaubani, Senior Special Assistant, Finance; Ogbonnia Okereke, GM, ASEPA; Daniel Chinagozi – Special Assistant, Digital Economy; Chinedu Ekeke – Deputy Chief of Staff (cum Senior Special Assistant on Sports and Youth Development); and Dr. Oluebube Olunna Chukwu – Senior Special Assistant, Due Process.
Also, Apostle Kenneth C. Wiper – Special Assistant on Religious Activities; Ishmael Onuoha – Senior Special Assistant, Cooperative Societies; Col. Ezichi Kalu (Rtd.) – General Manager, Abia State Road Traffic and Safety Management Agency (ARTSMA); Mathilda Anyamele – Special Assistant, Special Duties; Chinwe Kanu Uba – Special Assistant, Women Mobilisation; Chinwe Onyeukwu – Special Assistant, Women Affairs; Kanu Nwankwo – Chairman, Enyimba International Football Club, Aba; Boniface Alozie Uche – Chairman, Abia Comets; John Sam Obuh – Chairman, Abia Warriors; and Dr. Benson Nwaigburu, GM, Abia State Debt Management Office were included in the list of appointees.