Ejike Uzoenyi will return to his mother club, Mamelodi Sundowns, after his loan deal at Enugu Rangers is officially over.
Kickoff reports that the winger was given a break after his 2014 FIFA World Cup participation ended.
The Nigeria Premier League starts next week, but Uzoenyi won’t participate anymore with Rangers.
Uzoenyi’s manager told reporters that he needed a rest to enable himself to recover from the effects of playing non-stop football for the past 18 months.
“He [Uzoenyi] is still in Nigeria but his loan deal at Rangers expired on June 30. He should now be heading to his parent club Sundowns and will actually be reporting for training within the next 10 days because he has played a lot of football over the past year,” one of his representatives told KickOffNigeria.com.
The only appearance of Ejike Uzienyi at the 2014 FIFA World Cup was on 75th minute of the crucial Nigeria vs Bosnia-Herzegovina match on June 21, 2014.
The Super Eagles secured 1-0 victory and were able to send Bosnia & Herzegovina back home.