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Al Merreikh-bound Olorunleke Ojo grateful for Enyimba’s love

Al Merreikh-bound Olorunleke Ojo grateful for Enyimba’s love

Olorunleke Ojo bid farewell to Enyimba FC on Sunday, expressing deep gratitude to the Aba giants as he prepares to join Sudanese club Al Merreikh on a two-year deal.

The goalkeeper’s departure comes after a successful three-year stint with the People’s Elephant, during which he helped the team secure their record-extending 9th Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) title last year.

Ojo’s final appearance for Enyimba came in their season-closing 2-0 victory against Plateau United, where he kept a clean sheet. In a touching tribute, fans gave him a 13-second standing ovation in the 13th minute, honoring his jersey number.

Reflecting on his time with the club, Ojo said, “I feel good, I feel happy. I thank God that it ended well for me and for the club.”

He said in his post-match comments, “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.”

He also added, “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.”

During his time with Enyimba, Ojo received his first call-up to the Super Eagles and was part of the Nigerian squad that reached the final of the 2023 AFCON in Côte d’Ivoire.

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