In a season when Nigerians are being killed daily abroad, such period has also become a time when Ezekiel Osiele, an indigene of Alihame, Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State has chosen to do that state and the entire nation proud in the far away United States of America (USA).
Ezekiel Osiele, 15, who relocated with his parent to the USA in 2016, joined Soccer for Life (SFL) Academy in 2017, played 16 league matches and scored 10 goals, emerging the highest goal scorer.
Speaking about his superlative talent, the manager of Soccer for Life (SFL), United States of America, Henry Perales, described the Nigerian talent as a disciplined and dedicated footballer who will someday be rated among the world bests. Noting that with such talent, the youthful Osiele will definitely go places.
In words, “Ezekil plays for us, giving a lot of character, discipline and dedication. He will attend all practice and give his 100% in and out of the pitch. I’m sure Osiele will give his all and show what he is all about.” I will be pleased to attend to questions or concerns about Osiele from any quarter, Henry Perales, volunteered.
In a related development, Osiele, while speaking about his future plans stressed his willingness to use his talent to serve both his state (Delta) and the nation at large at any capacity, ‘Playing for my fatherland is my dream. And I am willing to answer the call at any given time. And it is a day I am looking forward to and by God’s grace, I hope the day will come soonest and I will do the nation proud”, Osiele explained’
He, therefore, called on the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Commissioner for Sports in the State and other willing Nigerians to assist this objective.
JEROME -MARIO UTOMI