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With Rivers United winning the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title, veteran goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai has now won his 7th Nigerian League title.

 

The Stanley Eguma’s team becomes champions after former champions, Akwa United defeated Plateau United 2-1 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday.

 

The 34-year-old won four NPFL titles with Kano Pillars, two with Enyimba and now with Rivers United.

 

Afelokhai, one of the longest serving goalkeeper in the league expressed his gratitude to God for winning the league with Rivers United.

 

He wrote on his social media handle: “I have won the NPFL 7 times, I won four titles with Kano Pillars, two with Enyimba, and now with Rivers United.

 

The goalkeeper joined Kano Pillars in 2004 from NNL side Buffalo Football Club of Kano, before switching to Enyimba after winning multiple titles with the Sai Masu Gida.

 

And in 2020, he moved to Rivers United from Enyimba after winning two NPFL titles with the Peoples’ Elephant.

 

On the International scene, Afelokhai was part of the home-based Super Eagles team that won a silver medal at the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.


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