Mfom Udoh has been named Enyimba FC of Aba’s new captain, following Chinedu Udoji’s movement to Kano Pillars FC, ahead of the 2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
This is contained in a statement posted on the club’s website on Friday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the striker has become an integral part of the Peoples’ Elephant side since joining from Akwa United in 2013.
According to the statement, “His appointment as skipper was appropriate as he is one of the oldest players in the team and has served the club well over the last few years.
“Mfon emerged as the record NPFL goals scorer with 23 goals in a single season in the 2013-14 season, and has also won the NPFL title and the Federation Cup with Enyimba.
“He finished as the 2016 CAF Champions League top scorer with seven goals, as Enyimba reached the group stages of the championship,” it noted.
NAN also reports that the 2017 NPFL season is expected to kick-off on Jan. 15 with Enyimba FC taking on Sunshine Stars of Akure in the star match of Week One.