Okwuosa returns to Chippa after failed Pirates move


Nigeria defender James Okwuosa has seen his proposed move to South African giants Orlando Pirates fall through, and has not returned to Chippa United.

Okwuosa was very close to joining the Buccaneers, with a deal reportedly agreed  but there has now been a  dramatic u-turn, and the defender has returned to Chippa United, where he has signed a new two-year contract.

This much has been confirmed by the player himself, after training with the squad ahead of the new Premier Soccer League season.

“It feels good to be back here training with the boys,” Okwuosa was quoted on the club website after their training session on Thursday.

The former Enugu Rangers defender went on to state that he is ready to contribute his quota to help them have a better season next term.

“All I want is to make a contribution to this team. I am grateful for the warm welcome I received from the coach, technical team and players.  Everybody, including management and staff has been good to me.

“I always set myself goals as a footballer and believe that as a group we can create something special this season.

“Last season was great, but this season we will do even better. We must remain focused and work hard, beacuse it will not be easy.

“The supporters were big part of what we achieved last season and we have to pay them back by making them proud on the field of play.”