Former Super Eagles goal keeper, Sunday Rotimi says the planned Victor Ezeji Testimonial would set a precedent for other Nigeria Professional Football League players to emulate.
Legendary NPFL striker, Victor Ezeji recently announced his intentions for one final game, as he hangs up his boots for good after 20 seasons in Nigeria's top flight and followed it up with the inauguration of an organizing committee to make it a match with a difference.
Rotimi believes such a testimonial match which will be the first of its kind by any league player in Nigeria should be commended and has called on everyone to give it the necessary support to ensure it comes to reality.
“This is the first time that such is going to take place. I think it is a great achievement. To us the other players in the local league, this is a morale booster and a foundation for. It’s a good one from Victor and the local players would give him all the support because this is a great thing he is bringing to the local scene,” Rotimi said.
The current Rivers United shot stopper went on to describe Victor Ezeji as a disciplined and dedicated player whom he was privileged to have played with both as a team mate and an opponent, saying such traits made Ezeji the fine player he was during his playing career.
“I know Victor Ezeji as we have played together. He is a man of integrity. He is someone that is very strict and he is someone who is very talented. If I may say, he is one of the toughest opponent I have ever faced being an attacker and I, a goal keeper. He is a very experienced attacker and he has given a lot for local football in the country.”
Rotimi also informed that he will make himself available if called upon to play for either a 'Team Ezeji' or a 'Team NPFL' during the testimonial as it would be an honor to be part of a history making event in honor of a Nigerian football legend.
I am supporting him for his bold step and I believe that it is just the beginning. I will be grateful for the honor if I am called to play because it is not easy. If I am called upon I think it will be a great achievement being part of this testimonial match.
The Victor Ezeji testimonial has been billed for the end of the year to hold at a yet to be announced venue in the garden city of Port Harcourt