In a significant development in NPFL, Uche Akubueze John, the former captain of Rangers International, bids farewell to the Enugu-based club after an impressive four-year stint.
However, the seasoned Centre-Back is not hanging up his boots just yet.
Football411 gathered that Uche John is set to join Rivers United FC as a free agent, providing a much-needed boost to the team’s defense in the upcoming NPFL season.
Having been an integral part of Rangers International since 2019, Uche John leaves behind a legacy of undiluted service, including leading the Flying Antelopes as their captain in the previous season.
His departure marks the end of an era for the club, but it opens the door to exciting opportunities with Rivers United.
After 4 years of leadership at rangers international, Uche John is set to leave the flying antelopes. 🔴⚫.
He’s reportedly set to join Rivers United FC as a free agent.
— Paul Michael (@Paulohmedia) July 20, 2023
Rivers United FC, the former NPFL Champions, couldn’t be happier to welcome Uche John to their ranks.
The club is eager to leverage the 31-year-old defender’s wealth of experience and strong track record in Nigerian football..
Uche John brings a perfect blend of experience to the Rivers United side. With his arrival, expectations are running high for the Port Harcourt outfit, as they aim to reclaim their former glory and challenge for the NPFL title.
Having featured in over 100 NPFL matches and several continental games during his time with Enyimba and Rangers International, Uche John’s presence is set to fortify the defensive line and add depth to Rivers United FC’s squad.