PLAYER’S PROFILE: Uzochukwu Chigozie A Reliable, Versatile Defender

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    Uzochukwu Austine Chigozie, is a young rising central back, good in the air, speedy with great ball control ability.

    The Basic Maracana Academy, Abuja, graduate in 2015, started his professional career at Supreme Court FC(Abuja, Nigeria) in 2017/2018 season of the 2nd Division of the NNL.

    Uzochukwu, also known as Ayaya is a versatile defender who can play in right back and can score goals.

    Ayaya has won the FA cup with Kano Pillars in 2019. He presently, plys his trade with Abia Warriors in the NPFL.

    PLAYER’S PROFILE

    Name: Uzochukwu Austine Chigozie.

    Nickname: Ayaya.

    DoB: 09/04/2000

    LGA of Origin: Orji River

    State of Origin: Enugu

    Weight: 70kg

    Height: 1.89m

    Nationality: Nigerian

    Position: Central Defence.

    Alternative Positions: Right Full-back.

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    ASSETS

    Calmness; excellent air battle; good reading and anticipation; excellent attacking method; accurate passes; audacious interception ability; confidence on the ball; excellent ball control; good speed; great and resilient strength cum shielding ability; team player.

    YOUTH CAREER

    ✓ Basic Maracana Academy, Abuja, Nigeria – 2013-2015.

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER

    ✓ Supreme Court FC(Abuja, Nigeria) – 2017/18 2nd Div(NNL) Season.

    ✓ Kano Pillars FC(Kano, Nigeria) – 2018-2020 NPFL Season.

    ✓ Nasarawa United FC(Lafia, Nigeria) – 2020-21 NPFL Season.

    ✓ Abia Warriors FC (Umuahia, Nigeria) – 2021- NPFL Season till date.

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    PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

    ✓ Scored five(5) goals across all competitions.

    ✓ Provided two assists across all competitions.

    ✓ Won Most Valuable Player, MVP, Award five times.

    ✓ Helped to propel Abia Warriors’ escape from relegating from the 2021/22 elite Nigeria Professional Football League Season.

    CLUB ACHIEVEMENTS

    ✓ Won the National Aiteo (FA) Cup Trophy with Kano Pillars – 2019.

    ✓ Runners-up with Nasarawa United at National Aiteo (FA) Cup – 2021.

    ROLE MODEL

    Carles Puyol(Barcelona FC, Spanish National Team).

    DREAM CLUB

    Barcelona, Spain.