As Nigeria Professional Football League returns this Sunday, Lodgexpress.com provides an insight into some promising players to watch in the 2023 campaign.
Let’s take a look in particular at one player to watch in the coming weeks.
Uchechukwu John (Rangers Int’l Football Club): Center-back
Uchechukwu John is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Rangers International in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
John is a right-footed physically strong, centre-back, who usually plays on the left-hand side of central backline, due to being comfortable at playing with his both feet. He is able to pass in different directions, whether to switching the ball to the opposing side, or passing to his teammate on the same side as him, or or making vertical line-breaking passes.
Combining his ability to use two-foot with a very good passing range, John can dictate play in any direction from the defense line. He is very calm on the ball too and rarely finds himself in a heap of pressure. John is extremely proficient in his passing, especially in longer passes, as his passing ability and quality is able to help his team retain possession.
The Rangers skipper is also dominant in the air, winning most of his aerial battles, as he looks to target his teammates and find them on a regular basis.
John also makes use of his size to help him contest well during tackles, as he also his great at bodying up on players to win the ball back. He has a good-timing as he is able to anticipate a player’s action or react for a “last-ditch” challenge.