Emmanuel Essien Monday Ready to Ignite the Pitch in NNL Season Opener

Emmanuel Essien Monday

Excitement fills the air as Osun United Football Club gears up for the 2023/2024 Nigerian National League (NNL) season opener against Gateway United at the Osogbo Township Stadium this Saturday. All eyes are on the 20-year-old midfield maestro, Emmanuel Essien Monday, who is set to make his debut in the highly anticipated match.

Emmanuel Essien Monday

Essien, a key player in Osun United FC’s promotion campaign from the Nationwide League One last season, reassures the club’s passionate fans of a promising journey ahead. In an exclusive interview with Futball Naija, the talented midfielder delivered a message of confidence and determination.

“Our fans should relax,” Essien declared. “We know what is at stake, and we will do our best to ensure that we gain promotion to the Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL), God willing.”

Emmanuel Essien Monday
Emmanuel Essien Monday with Osun United Gaffer, Coach Seye Ajayi

When asked about the team’s readiness for the challenges ahead, Essien exuded optimism. “The team is ready. We have been putting in the hard work in training, and the cohesion within the team is splendid. Our understanding of each other is better, and the coaches are doing an excellent job nurturing us. The team spirit is very high as we look forward to Gateway United’s arrival.”

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Hailing from Ikom local government area of Akwa Ibom State, Essien has been a consistent and influential force in Osun United since joining over a year ago. As a box-to-box central midfielder, he seamlessly transitions between offensive and defensive roles, showcasing his versatility on the field.

Throughout the promotion campaign, Essien’s impact was undeniable. With 3 goals and 2 assists, the Ikom born midfielder emerged as a once-in-a-generation player for Osun United. His ability to contribute defensively and drive attacks forward sets him apart, and he’s now poised to elevate the team to greater heights in the upcoming NNL season.

As Osun United fans eagerly anticipate the kickoff, Emmanuel Essien Monday vows to make history with the club, promising to give his all to secure promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season. Get ready for an electrifying season opener as Essien takes center stage!