Adiele Eriugo: From Feeder Team to NPL Title Winner with Enyimba FC

Adiele Eriugo: From Feeder Team to NPL Title Winner with Enyimba FC

Enyimba FC’s rising star, Adiele Eriugo, has been basking in the glory of his breakout season, culminating in his instrumental role in helping the team secure their record-extending 9th Nigeria Premier League (NPL) title on a thrilling Sunday evening.Adiele Eriugo: From Feeder Team to NPL Title Winner with Enyimba FC

Young Star Adiele Eriugo’s Heroics Lead Enyimba to 9th NPL Title

Eriugo, who made his way up from the feeder team at the beginning of the recently concluded season, made an unforgettable debut in March.

Displaying his talent and determination, he scored the opening goal of the Super 6 Championship Playoffs, securing a 2-2 draw against the formidable Remo Stars.

Reflecting on the title-winning campaign and his remarkable leap from the feeder team to the senior squad, the young football prodigy expressed his astonishment when Head Coach Finidi George gave him the nod to join the ranks of the first team.

In an exclusive interview with, Eriugo shared his thoughts on his debut game, saying;

When Coach Finidi George included me in the squad to face Bendel Insurance in March, I was taken aback. Although I was performing well in training and believed I deserved the opportunity, being named among the players to take on Insurance was a delightful surprise for me.”

He added;

I remember thinking, ‘Oh! Thank God.’ Stepping onto the field for the first time in the NPL was an exhilarating experience, with the electric atmosphere and passionate fans. Growing up, I was always fearless and relentless on the field, but facing an elite team in the NPL for the first time was truly a remarkable moment for me.”

Scoring his debut NPL goal against Remo Stars and contributing to the success of Nigeria’s most accomplished club winning their 9th league crown left Eriugo overjoyed, describing the achievement as “truly extraordinary.”

I was overwhelmed with joy when I scored my first goal against Remo Stars in the Super 6. I was at a loss for words. While celebrating the goal, an indescribable force took over me. I ran towards Coach Finidi George and embraced him. And then, winning the NPL—Oh! My God! It feels like an incredible accomplishment,” he said.

Eriugo passionately expressed that;

To make the leap from the feeder team to the main team, compete against top-tier opponents, play in my first season, and emerge as league champions—it’s a testament to God’s faithfulness in my life. I am immensely grateful to our Head Coach, the management, and my manager for giving me this opportunity. I will not disappoint anyone; I will rise to the occasion.”

Adiele Eriugo’s remarkable journey from the feeder team to becoming a pivotal player in Enyimba FC’s NPL title victory has completely left him in awe.

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As the young player continues to hone his skills and make his mark on the Nigerian football scene, his future shines bright like a star on the rise.

Photos: @JustinaAniefiok

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