Victor Ezeji has announced waved goodbye to the beautiful game, after a testimonial game in Port Harcourt – on Saturday.
The Nigeria Premier League veteran, who is known to be one of the most successful and longest-playing players in the Nigeria Football League spent more than 20 years in the local league, where he won two Africa Champions League with Enyimba in 2003.
Ezeji in 20 years played for Sharks, Enyimba, Dolphins and Sunshine Stars – amongst others, at different times
The Rivers state born Ezeji’s testimonial match held between ‘Team NPFL’ and ‘Team Ezeji’, with Ezeji scoring winning goal.
Ezeji told Punch correspondent that the match was a dream come true for him.
“I am grateful to everyone who contributed to the success of this match. I never knew I would be this much appreciated and honoured. I also appreciate everyone that contributed to my successful career in football,” he said.
“I am also grateful to God and the Rivers State Government for helping to make this ream become a reality. Playing for 20 years in one league is not an easy task and I believe that this will inspire other young players to keep the flag flying.
“The local league is witnessing more development and I hope it can only get better.”