Eagles star Udoh succeeds Udoji as Enyimba captain

NPFL By: Ambrose Udeme | 16/12/2016

Eagles star Udoh succeeds Udoji as Enyimba captain

Super Eagles forward Mfon Udo has been named the new Enyimba International FC captain, replacing the departed Chinedu Udoji who now stars for Kano Pillars.

The Nigeria Professional Football League record goals scorer who finished last season with the CAF Champions League golden boot will now be saddled with the responsibility of coordinating the and protecting the interest of the players.

This is contained in a statement posted on the club’s website on Friday. The striker has become an integral part of the Peoples’ Elephant side since joining from Akwa United in 2013.

According to a club statement, “His appointment as skipper was appropriate as he is one of the oldest players in the team and has served the club well over the last few years.

Mfon emerged as the record NPFL goals scorer with 23 goals in a single season in the 2013-14 season, and has also won the NPFL title and the Federation Cup with Enyimba.

He finished as the 2016 CAF Champions League top scorer with seven goals, as Enyimba reached the group stages of the championship,” it noted.

The 2017 NPFL season is expected to kick-off on Jan. 15 with Enyimba FC taking on Sunshine Stars of Akure in the star match of Week One.