Emeka ‘Ayaya’ Nwanna Joins Abia Warriors

Reports say the first player to be bought at one million naira in the Nigerian League, Emeka Nwanna, popularly called ‘Ayaya’ has joined Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia on loan until end of the current season.

The lethal striker, who made the mega move from Rangers International of Enugu to Enyimba of Aba in 2001, was on his second missionary journey to Enyimba before his mid-season loan move to Umuahia.

Ayaya told Abia Warriors’ website that he decided to pitch his tent with the Umuahia-based outfit to contribute his quota towards the realization of the club’s aspirations.

The former Calabar Rovers, Heartland of Owerri and Kwara Utd hitman, said he simply loves Abia Warriors not only as Enyimba’s sister club, but also because of the professional way the club is run, adding that his ambition is to help the club pick a continental ticket at the end of the season.

“I love Umuahia because I started my career here with then NEPA Football Club of Umuahia when I was still in the secondary School. And, I had hoped to return here one day and when the opportunity came, I never hesitated to seize it with both hands”, Nwanna, who also played for Tunisian and Qatari Clubs said.

On the secret of his longevity in football, the Anambra state-born striker said he does not indulge in negative influences but takes lots of fruits and vegetables particularly after every training session or after a match.

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