Sunday Rotimi set to quit NPFL after 20 years

February 14th, 2018

Rivers United goalkeeper Sunday Rotimi has hinted he is considering retirement after 20 years playing in the domestic Nigeria Professional Football League.

However, Rotimi who will be 38 years on March 9, 2018 has not given a time frame on his retirement date.

“I’ve not really decided on the particular date or year, but honestly speaking I have been giving it (retirement) a thought after more than two decades in the Nigeria League,” Rotimi said.

Rotimi started his NPFL career with Plateau United in 1997 after a move from Yobe Desert Stars.

“So far, I’ve won two league trophies with Dolphins (now Rivers United), three FA Cups, two with Dolphins (now Rivers United) and one with Plateau United,” he recounted.

“At the national team level, I was part of the Super Eagles who won the 2003 LG Cup in Lagos. I also won the Unity Cup with the Super Eagles. I have seen it all. It has been a wonderful career and I thank God for it.

“I still have a few more seasons and I’ll say goodbye to the league that had equally been nice to me”, Rotimi said with a broad emotional smile.

The slim built goaltender recalled that helping defunct Dolphins to win the FA Cup and Premier League titles in 2004 remain the high points of his illustrious career.

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