Former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu
presents mock cheque to Emeka Eze
Enugu
Rangers player, Emeka Eze on the occasion of the presentation of the Glo
Premier League Wonder Goal Award at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadiumsays he is
thankful to the League Management Company (LMC) for innovations in the league.
Eze’s
goal against Kano Pillars on Match Day 5 had secured 51.6% of the voting by
fans to beat Sunshine Star’s Cletus Itodo whose goal for Abia Warriors against
Enyimba International got 41.9% of the votes. The third nominee, Chikatara
Chisom also of Abia Warriors had 6.5% of the votes.
Eze
received the award prize money and plaque of honour from former national team
captain, Christian Chukwu and said he was dedicating it to his family members,
especially the parents who supported him through school and in building a
football career.
“I
come from a family of sports people. My father is a retired Referee, my mother
won medals in Athletics at the National Sports Festival in Ilorin while my
sister is very active in volleyball and my only brother is showing potentials
to do better than I have done so far. They are the source of my strength and
motivation to succeed.” Eze stated in a voice that was calm but emotional.
The
player who will be 22 in December and a graduate of the Enugu State University
of Science and Technology (ESUT) with a degree in Management Science is
undergoing the compulsory National Youth Service Corps scheme at Rangers.
Eze
was signed over to Rangers International from an Enugu-based academy, FC Inter
Academy four seasons ago and he also expressed appreciation to the Management
of Rangers International for accommodating his academics with the job.

“Rangers’
management have been very supportive, permitting me to face my schooling and
accepting to have me perform my national service,” remarked the player who captained
the Flying Antelopes on the day.
While
announcing that the Red Cross Society Motherless Babies Home, Enugu as his
chosen Charity to donate 50% of his prize money, Eze commended the League
Management Company (LMC) for instituting the award.
“This
is the first big and national award I will ever win and it means so much to me
and the entire family because it shows that the encouragement they have
provided is yielding dividends. My appreciation goes to the LMC for this award
and I commend them for all the innovations that has been introduced in the
league,” asserted the defensive midfield player.
He
is the second to win the award after his Rangers team mate, Osaguona Ighodaro
who won the inaugural award.

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