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NPFL 2023 season: Player to watch; Rangers Int’l full-back, Chidera Eze (photos)

By Ejimafor Itumo


There will not be shortage of potential and also quality once again in the 2023 Nigeria Premier Football League season.

From the young amazing players on loan from other teams to those who’ve come through the academies of teams in the topflight division, there are a number of players who we could be seeing a lot more of in the coming years.

With the season already kicking off last Sunday, January 8, introduces one players who could make waves in the 2023 NPFL season for his club.

Chidera Eze (Rangers Int’l): Full-back 

Chidera Eze is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for NPFL club Rangers International.


He is known for his direct style of play, including his pace (both on and off the ball) as well as his dribbling skills.

Eze has created a niche for himself as a direct, offensive wingback who mainly operates on the right flank, and is capable of both scoring goals himself, thanks to his striking ability from distance, as well as setting up goalscoring chances for his teammates.


The Rangers new signing is capable of playing both as a wide midfielder, or as a winger in an attacking trident, as a result of his ability to make attacking runs down the flank.


He often makes good use of his flair, pace, and technical skills to get past opponents in one on one situations and create space and time to strike on goal, or deliver crosses to strikers in the penalty area.


Because of his style of play, which frequently involves taking on full-backs on the flank, and subsequently running towards the touch-line to deliver crosses into the area, Eze has been labelled one of the few “traditional” wing-backs in the modern game.


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