Promoted Heartland FC have named Mikel Obi’s older brother, Ebele, as Player of the Season.
Heartland are promptly back in the Nigeria top flight after a dramatic exit the previous season.
‘The Naze Millionaires’ topped the Nigeria National League Southern conference with several matches to spare.
And the club have now said the main reason for this was goalkeeper Ebele Obi.
Club spokesman Solomon Onu said the former Enugu Rangers shot stopper was incredible throughout their promotion campaign in the lower league.
Ebele recorded 15 clean sheets in 27 matches in the NNL and he was also the star as Heartland reached the Round of 16 of the Aiteo Cup.