Good Morning Guys,
ThatEnyimbaFan has signed a new winger :). The article below was written by our new signing winger Areo Samuel. Hopefully, He’s gonna be a regular here on the blog.
Before we delve into his dish, yesterday we learnt that the club lost her nurse – Ngozi Agbai- Francis. It’s really a sad one and we pray the Lord to comfort her family and the rest of the Enyimba family. Amen.
As the league Management Company and the NPFL Clubs stay still scrambling, scanning and searching graciously for a date to kick start the new League season, our attention is on what is going on with the team. Truth is, while there is a lot definitely going on behind the scenes, there’s little being released out to fans.
News broke out in the media that striker Samuel Chukwude has signed a new deal at the club. Of course at this stage, it’s very unconfirmed, with the club mute as usual but assuming it is true, and we do think it is true, what does this mean for us and for the club? Just flow along.
For a fact, the club has been struggling to find proven and consistent goal scorers [and in all honesty, it is actually difficult to get them]. Chukwude and co have been criticized in the past for their low goal return ratio. That is not to say that his overall contribution has been abysmal either. But then again, there’s a gapping vacuum for a top goal scorer.
Chukwude came into the club during that busy transfer window ahead of the 2015/2016 season alongside the likes of Theophilus Afelokhai, Joseph Osadiaye, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu etc. He’s had some good moments at the club, one of them being his double in the 5-1 trouncing of Vital’O Club of Burundi in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions during the term of Aigbogun 1.0 in 2016.
The former FC Ifeanyiubah striker did have a few good flashes that year as well but that consistent performance has been lacking. Good dribbler, and he did win us a few penalties for year. But with Adetunji left now, Chukwude has an opportunity to lay down a marker next season.
And being one of the most experienced players left in the side [in terms of years spent at the club], this “alleged” contract extension is one well thought and executed. For the club, it is best decision at this point after the exits of Mfon Udoh, Dare Ojo and others.
If true, his contract extension is good for both parties – The club has with this shown a sign of faith to a younger intelligent striker Although he has to prove he is deserving of this new bumper paycheck.