Mikel Obi's older brother voted player of the season - FCNaija

NPFL By: Linus Onyeze | 22/10/2017

Ebele Obi, older brother to Super Eagles skipper, John Obi Mikel, has been voted player of the season at his club.

Ebele, a goalkeeper, plays for Heartland, who have recently gained promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League, and was voted player of the season for the former Nigerian champions, as they made an instant return to the Nigerian top flight.

The Naze Millionaires topped the Nigeria National League Southern conference with several matches to spare.

And the club have now said the main reason for this was goalkeeper Ebele Obi.

Club spokesman Solomon Onu said the former Enugu Rangers shot stopper was incredible throughout their promotion campaign in the lower league.

Ebele recorded 15 clean sheets in 27 matches in the NNL and he was also the star as Heartland reached the Round of 16 of the Aiteo Cup.