2023 AFCON QUALIFIERS: Ada Gwegwe seeks inclusion of goal machine, Ebimobowei to Eagles


Former Bayelsa United coach, Ada Gwegwe, has clamoured for the inclusion of former Al Ahly of Egypt striker, Peter Ebimobowei in the new look Super Eagles under head coach, Jose Peseiro ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations doubleheader against Guinea Bissau.

Ebimobowei who currently plays for Abahani Chittagong in the Bangladesh Premier League where is the leading scorer with 18 goals from 19 league games is in the form of his life presently and Gwegwe who was among the consortium of coaches that helped mould the hitman said the attacker should be given a chance to prove himself.

Gwegwe told journalists: “Peter Ebimobowei should be invited by Coach Jose Peseiro to the Super Eagles Squad for the September AFCON Qualifiers double header against Guinea Bissau.

On his ability to deliver when invited, the former Ocean Boys of Brass Coach notes that, Peter is strong, versatile and commands the experience to compete in the National Team set up going by his record of goal scoring in the Nigerian League , Africa,Asia and Europe which has accumulated to about one hundred twenty five career goals in the last Thirteen years of a purposeful football career.

He also expressed believe that his goal scoring form this season in Bangladesh is an indication that the Ebimobowei is technically good to succeed at any level when given opportunity to showcase his talent.

Ebimobowei is a Bayelsa born Professional Footballer who was discovered in the creek of Ndoro Community, Ekeremor Council area of the Ijaw homogenous State far back in year 2005.

He was later admitted into Bayelsa United Feeders team in 2007, where he was exposed to Professional Football ethics, groomed into a prolific attacker under the guidance of Coach Moses Aduku, Domo Okara, Ada Gwegwe and eventually, he got promoted to the Bayelsa United First team in 2009 as a teenager.

Seven years later, the talented striker rose to international stardom when Egyptian giant, Al Ahly Sports Club announced his signing from Bayelsa United Fc on a three year Deal.

Peter’s goal scoring records as a clinical finisher in the history book could be traced to the 2009-10 Nigerian elite season when the right footed Forward made his Nigeria Professional Football League debut under David Ngodigha, despite the limited playing time he had as a results of the star studded Bayelsa United team, he proved his potential as a young Player in few matches he played before Bayelsa United team was relegated to the second tier league that same season.

Following the departure of first team regulars like, Stanley Ohawuchi to Heartland, Manir Ubale to Kano Pillars, Andrew Michael to defunct Sharks of Port Harcourt and others that left for other NPFL teams, Ebimobowei established himself as the hitman for Bayelsa United team in the lower league in 2010.

The Young Striker who was then managed by the present Bayelsa United Technical Adviser, Moses Teibowei grew in confidence and his improvement on speed, technique,game vision and ball shooting guided him to a decent National League Season with 14 goals to his name.

In the following season, Ebimobowei was identified as one of the rising young strikers when he netted 16 goals to help his team back to the NPFL in 2012.

During the 2012/2013 Season, the player fondly called Mr. P continued with his fine form in his second season in the Nigerian topflight league and again he scored over ten goals .

He continued with that pace and during the 2013/2014 Season, Ebimobowei made the list of the league top three highest goal Scorers with an impressive 18 goals that placed him behind Enyimba’s Mfon Udoh (23 goals) and Dolphins’ Emem Eduok (20 goals)

Since he left the shores of the country, the 28 year old Attacker had played for Al Ahly Sc, Eltag El Harby of Egypt, Al -Mesaimeer Sports Club Qatar, Binati Ysk, Magusa Turk Gucu of Northern Cyprus, Bahla Club, Al – Nahda of Oman and in November last year, the Former Owu Sports Wear Ambassador joined Bangladesh side, Abahani Chittagong.

Ebimobowei Currently leads the Bangladesh Premier League top scorer chart with 18 goals and he is closely followed by 31 years old Malian Striker, Souleymane Diabate, who is on 15 goals while Brazilian Forward, Robson Azevedo da Silva who plays for Bushundhara Kings FC is in third Position with 13 goals.


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