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Massive boost for Abia Warriors as centre-back, Ekemini Ekereuke returns from injuriy
Massive boost for Abia Warriors as centre-back, Ekemini Ekereuke returns from injuriy

Abia Warriors summer signing, Ekemini Ekereuke, has made his return to action, three months after suffering a thigh injury in his right leg while at Akwa United last season.

The combative centre-back returned to first team training with the rest of the squad last Friday and appeared all smiles throughout the session.

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“He has shown no signs of pains and participated actively in all of the training drills prior to the game against Sunshine Stars”. A medical personnel at the club told Lodgexpress.

Ekereuke is a complete and dominant defender, who is influential and rated by pundits as being one of the best and most talented defenders in the Nigeria topflight league.

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Despite being an imposing and strong defensive, athletic and physical presence, he is also an extremely agile and elegant player, with excellent balance, ball skills, vision and passing ability for a defender, which allows him to drive the ball out of the defence and start plays from the back after winning back possession.

Although he is usually deployed as a centreback, Ekereuke initially started his career as a right-sided full back; his technical skills, athleticism and defensive ability made him a versatile player from a tactical standpoint, who is capable of playing anywhere along the backline, and also allows him to be utilized on the left, or even as a sweeper on occasion.

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Ekereuke is also excellent in the air, and is really quick for a centreback; he stands out for his pace, acceleration, and stamina and was brilliant all through Akwa United’s title winning campaign.



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