“Shun Pride, If You Desire Success” – Obinna Nwanneri Admonishes Young Talents


..As Ekwueme, Anumunu, Coach Azike Lauds Plan To Rejig Enyimba Youth Teams

Enyimba FC Co-ordinator and former Super Eagles defender, Obinna Nwanneri has admonished young talented footballers to shun any form of pride if they must achieve success as footballers.

Speaking to Enyimba media on day Four of the screening exercise on the instance of Enyimba FC Chairman, Kanu ‘Papilo’ Nwankwo to recruit talented young stars into the club’s U-15 and U-20 teams, the former CAF Champions League winning Captain for the People’s Elephant expressed delight with the quality of talents on display so far noting that Aba is richly blessed with football talents who are begging for exposure.

While commending the ingenuity of the club Chairman to organize such talent Hunt program which he noted is what is obtainable in Europe.

“Kudos to the Chairman for this program, as you know he played in Europe and that’s how it’s done there to encourage the young ones through the system. There are talents in Aba and beyond and it’s good to encourage those young talents.

“I must advice the young players to avoid pride because some of them are not doing what they should be doing and it’s not good for their development, “pride there say goes before a fall”.

“For the ones who may not be picked, that doesn’t mean their football career has stopped but train harder so they can make it next time.

Also speaking, Coach Iheanyib Azike “Nkuruma”, he said the talents on display are good enough and needs just touches here and there to be ready for the required assignment.

Another CAF Champions League winning player of the People’s Elephant, Ndidi Anumunu “The Animal” said they are getting the best players for the various categories to make Enyimba Youth system.

He encouraged the young talents to always have a role model to develope their games as he did while emulating Roger Mila before playing against Enyimba to win FA at the age of 16 in 1993.

Anumunu urged them to aspire to play like Okocha, Amuneke, Finidi George and others to help them develope their game.

The club’s Sporting Director, Ifeanyi Ekwueme said everything was going as planned commending the Club Chairman for all his effort and the Committee members for the good job they are doing so far.

He explained that the exercise is all geared towards getting the right talents that will help make The People’s Elephant great once more starting with the U-15’s and U-20’s before joining the main team.