Ojo: I will forever be grateful to Enyimba

Olorunleke Ojo says he will perpetually be grateful to the Aba giants, who ‘made me who I am today’, as he bowed out of the club after a 3-year stint on Sunday.

The former Sunshine Stars and Abia Warriors shot stopper has agreed a 2-year deal with Sudanese giants Al Merreikh, and leaves Enyimba having helped the 2-time African champions win the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) title for a record-extending 9th time last year.

Ojo was in action for the last time for the People’s Elephant against Plateau United in their final game of the season on Sunday, keeping a clean sheet as Enyimba beat their visitors 2-0, and was given a 13-second standing ovation in the 13th minute of the encounter in significance to his jersey number.

“I feel good, I feel happy,” he said after the match. “I thank God that it ended well for me and for the club.

“I’m grateful for all the love and support they (the fans) showed me throughout my stay in Enyimba.

“They made me who I am today. So, till the end of time, I owe Enyimba and the entire Abia State everything. So, I’m grateful.

“I will always remember Enyimba for the love they showed me, it means a lot. You won’t understand the kind of joy in my heart right now. In fact, I’m short of words on how to appreciate them.

“I will always remember them for the love and the commitment, especially the players and for their support.”

The Super Eagles goalkeeper got his first call-up to the team while at Enyimba, and was a member of the Nigeria side that reached the final of the 2023 AFCON earlier this year in Cote d’Ivoire.


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