From Boardroom to Pitch: Enugu Rangers’ CEO Amobi Ezeaku Makes Shocking NPFL Matchday Teamlist

From Boardroom to Pitch: Enugu Rangers' CEO Amobi Ezeaku Makes Shocking NPFL Matchday Teamlist

Enugu Rangers FC, under the guidance of coach Fidelis Ilechukwu, turned heads in the Nigerian Premier Teamlist Football League (NPFL) as they named their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and General Manager, Amobi Ezeaku, in their matchday squad for the ongoing season.

From Boardroom to Pitch: Enugu Rangers' CEO Amobi Ezeaku Makes Shocking NPFL Matchday Teamlist

Amobi Ezeaku, who holds a dual role as the club’s CEO and is now a registered player, donned the number eleven jersey for the encounter against the Niger Tornadoes, marking a unique transition from the boardroom to the pitch, Footballrover reports.

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The decision to include Ezeaku as a player sparked a flurry of reactions across social media platforms, with fans questioning the legality and implications of such a move by the Flying Antelopes.

Ezeaku disclosed that it was the persuasive pleas of the coach that prompted his return to active football participation, citing his ongoing training with the team and his intrinsic passion for the sport as driving factors.

Despite his managerial role within the club, Ezeaku expressed commitment to the game, highlighting the coach’s endorsement of his playing prowess and his readiness to abide by on-field decisions, regardless of his administrative position.

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However, in the match against the Niger Tornadoes, Ezeaku remained an unused substitute as the Enugu Rangers secured a convincing 2-0 victory at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, courtesy of quick-fire goals from Godwin Obaje and Chidiebere Nwobodo in the first half.

With this crucial away win, the Flying Antelopes currently occupy the third position on the league table with 40 points, trailing the league leaders by just two points.

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Under the tutelage of coach Fidelis Ilechukwu, the team has amassed twelve victories and seven draws in the ongoing NPFL campaign.

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