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Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa recently joined Heartland FC of Owerri….I pray it becomes his last deal and club in the domestic scene because it is about time, he moved abroad. You make hay while the sun shines.
Aside being his second sojourn in or with the club, it is his sixth club in the top flight of the Nigerian Professional Football League. Suffice this to mean he has seen it all here and may not have the motivation anymore. He is the captain of the home based Eagles…and he led the team to Morocco for CHAN.
Between 2006 and 2008 Ezenwa featured for Ocean Boys FC of Bayelsa. And between 2008 and 2011 he was with Heartland FC. In 2011 he moved to Sharks FC of Port Harcourt where he spent three seasons. In 2014 Ezenwa joined Sunshine Stars of Akure. He stayed with the then Segun Mimiko Babes for two seasons.
Between 2016 and 2017 Ifeanyi Ubah FC signed him and he was in goal for the team before moving to Enyimba Int’l FC where he stayed till his move to Katsina United in 2019….and now he has returned to Heartland FC. Congrats great goalkeeper!
Anyone who loves this lad can only wish he moves out of the country not just for greener pastures but to also boost his career and enhance his performance especially as Gernot Rohr has continued to look abroad for players and goalkeepers in particular. After Heartland FC Ezenwa needs to make a bold attempt to claiming the Eagles’ No 1 shirt or forget just being satisfied by invitations for assignments and games.
Rohr called up Carl Ikpeme and after the goalkeeper’s blood cancer saga, the coach invited another foreign based goalkeeper in the person of Francis Uzoho from Spain. Uzoho was in goal at the Russia 2018 World Cup as Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi who is based in South Africa were on the bench.
At the recently concluded Egypt 2019 AFCON, Akpeyi was first choice goalkeeper of the Super Eagles. Perhaps Rohr wasn’t satisfied with his performance hence he invited yet another foreign based goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye of Fortuna Dusseldorf to replace Akpeyi in the squad drawn up for the friendly against Ukraine. Sure, Ezenwa doesn’t need a soothsayer to tell him that Rohr is not comfortable with our local players talk less of goalkeepers.
Ezenwa must consider himself lucky to be invited by Rohr each time the coach draws up his list of players. Certainly, if Rohr discovers another Nigerian born goalkeeper willing to play for the country, he will not hesitate to call him up….and that surely will push Ezenwa further down the perking order if not outrightly out of the team.
In the light of this, I strongly advice Ezenwa to put his thinking cap on and advice his agents to pursue a move for him outside our shores before his contract with Heartland FC ends. I pray once again that Heartland FC should be Ezenwa’s last club here….otherwise he may soon be referred to as “local champion”. Best wishes great goalkeeper!
Ezenwa must read Rohr’s mind before it gets too late. Rohr believes in foreign train.