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NPFL: Anaemena Bids Enyimba Farewell As He Joins Rivers United


Super Eagles of Nigeria defender, Ifeanyi Anaemena, has penned an emotional farewell message to fans of Enyimba FC after departing the Aba-based club to join Stanley Eguma’s side, Rivers United. Anaemena who was solid at the heart of the defence of the Peoples Elephants for six years, and captained them to domestic glory several times took to his Facebook page on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, to express his love and appreciation towards fans of the eight-time Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions. The former captain of the two-time African champions also expressed his delight at joining Rivers United as he looks forward to a new chapter in his career.

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“As you all might have heard in the news, my very successful six years sojourn to Aba, home of the People’s Elephant is over. I have agreed to a move to our neighbours Rivers United after a glorious time with Enyimba. I leave the club without any form of hatred or bitterness and I must thank you for making sure all my entitlements were never denied me. I appreciate that. I have started another chapter of my life of which I remain hopeful of more successes. Our paths will surely cross more in the future and all I wish you all is the best and nothing but the best.”

Ifeanyi Anaemena

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Anaemena, 28, was invited by Coach Gernot Rohr, to replace Bryan Idowu (passport issues meant Idowu could not team up with the squad) in the Super Eagles squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho in November 2019. Though he did not get to feature in any of both matches, he was very impressive in training. Fans of Anaemena, one of the best defenders in the NPFL, will be hoping that he maintains his fine display when he starts life at Rivers with the hope of another Eagles chance. Ifeanyi Anaemena joins teammate, Theophilus Afelokhai in Rivers United. Both players are expected to earn 1 million Naira and 1.2 million Naira respectively on a monthly basis.


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