The All Nigerian Football Players Union (ANFPU) has congratulated former Super Eagles midfielder, Karibe Ojigwe, on his appointment and swearing-in
as Abia state Commissioner for Sports by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, at the Government House in Umuahia.
ANFPU Board of Trustees Chairman/National Coordinator, Chikelue Iloenyosi, in a statement made available to ANFPU Media Team, described the choice of Ojigwe as the best thing to happen to Abia state because of his pedigree.
Iloenyosi added that the decision of the state government is a major break through for sports development.
“I’m using this medium to congratulate Karibe Ojigwe for his well deserved appointment”.
“I know the state government will benefit immensely from Ojigwe’s wealth of experience because he is an asset”.
Ojigwe, 44, who was sworn into office on Tuesday alongside 26 other new commissioners was born in Aba on December 11, 1976.
Ojigwe, started his football career with Nigeria league side, Enyimba, in 1993. He also represented Nigeria at U-17 level with the Golden Eaglets that won the U-17 World Cup in 1993.
During his period in Europe, he joined German side, FC Kaiserslautern in 1995 before arriving at Bundesliga second division side, Koln FC on loan in the 1999/2000 season.