Wikki Tourists boss Kabiru Dogo named defender, Uchenna Odeh in his starting lineup in Sunday’s 1-0 loss against Heartland Football Club in Owerri.
The towering centre-back made a return to action after cheering from the crowd during their 3-0 thumping of MFM FC at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, but couldn’t help his side avoid a defeat as penalty from Chukwudi Nwaodi gave all three points to the Naze Millionaires.
Odeh partnered Evans Ifeatu at the heart of the Giant Elephant backline as they managed to shut out a determined Heartland side.
The Nigeria top-flight division is one of the most physically demanding leagues in the world – and takes a defender like Odeh to match the demands of the league.
His battle with Heartland’s striker was certainly an intriguing one during their loss.
He did show a good turn of pace to recover when Heartland came pushing really hard in the second half.
His aerial duels were entirely convincing against Heartland players and won all of the battles he was involved in.
He made three clean tackles, two vital clearances and enjoyed his partnership with Ifeatu Evans.
Wikki Tourists will return to Bauchi to welcome table toppers, Remo Stars, who won their game against Plateau United.
They now occupy 10th position on the log with 6 points from 4 matches. They’ve won two and lost two and have a game at hand against Sunshine Stars.