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Enyimba

Nickname:
People's Elephant
Founded:
1976

‘The People’s Elephant’ were founded in 1976 and are based in the commercial city of Aba, eastern Nigeria.
From a team struggling for survival, they have become the country’s most successful football club in the past 10 years or so.
This is in part due to the huge financial support they received from former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, a self-confessed football nut.
They have won the CAF Champions League twice, in 2003 and 2004, as well as two African Super Cups in 2004 and 2005. They have also won the Nigeria Premier League championship six times and two FA Cup winners’ medals.
They also reached the last four of the Champions League three years ago, but failed to qualify for the group phase of the Confederation Cup last year.
They eliminated Al Ittihad (Libya), Union Sportive Bitam (Gabon) and Saint Michel de Ouenze (Congo) and are now drawn in Group A of this year’s Champions League along with Raja Casablanca (Morocco), Al Hilal (Sudan) and Cotonsport (Cameroon).
This season, despite their well-documented cash problems and the departure of some of their top stars like Atanda Sakibu, Ajani Ibrahim, Cletus Itodo, Gabriel Rueben and Osas Idehen they are still challenging for a top-three finish in the NPL.
The Enyimba International Stadium in Aba has proved to be a fortress for this team, but of late they have struggled away from home especially in international competitions.
They are led by hard working and experienced midfielder Chiedozie Johnson and parade several exciting players like Valentine Nwaebili, Otekpa Eneji, Nnaemeka and Emmanuel Anyanwu, Josiah Maduabuchi, who has been involved with the country’s Olympic team, as well as strikers Uche Kalu and Victor Barnabas.
Barnabas has joined up with hometown club after stints at JS Raiders of Jos, Lobi Stars, Enugu Rangers and Akwa United. He has so far netted 11 goals in the NPL.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama leads a long list of former Enyimba stars that includes Dele Aiyenugba, Yusuf Mohammed, Onyekachi Okonkwo, Stephen Worgu, Ezenwa Otorogu and Benin international Muri Ogunbiyi.
Coach Felix Okey Emordi, who has handled the country’s ‘B’ team, is back in his second stint at the club after he guided them to successfully defend the CAF Champions League in 2004.
He is a pragmatic coach who believes in physical fitness and a direct style.

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