Surprisingly, Calvin Bassey, Joe Aribo, and Leon are not the only Nigerian contingents flying the Nigerian trademark with Rangers Glasgow in the Scottish league. Nnamdi Ofoborh is a Nigerian player who also plays for Rangers Glasgow, unfortunately, the 22-year-olds, the midfielder had his playing time cut short by a heart issue.
Nnamdi Ofoborh joined Ranger last season from Bournemouth after the striker had a long loan spell with Wycombe FC. Steven Gerrard saw a promising and talented full prodigy and immediately grabbed a deal for the Nigerian. Ofoborh has represented Nigeria at the youth level of Under-20 with three appearances.
Nathan Nnamdi Ugochukwu Benjamin Asigboro Ofoborh was born in Southwark, England. He rose from the youth team of AFC Bournemouth and was promoted to the senior team in 2017 where he made only three league appearances in four years. He joined Wycombe FC on loan for a period of one and half seasons before his permanent move to Rangers in 2021 where he is yet to make his debut.
Last season, Stephen Gerrard disclosed to Sky Sports about Nnamdi’s condition. The former Ranger Manager said Ofoborh’s career will be put on hold after a scan revealed a heart problem. What Steven Gerrard described as a Red flag may just be the end of his career in active football.
“Unfortunately, something has flagged up with his ECG, which is the heart test.
“We’ve got top medical people here at the club now, and we check all the players thoroughly from head to toe when they arrive.
“Unfortunately, there’s been a bit of a red flag with a heart issue, so he’s going to see some specialists in the coming weeks, and we need to do more tests before we move forward.
“It’s disappointing and frustrating, but we’ll have to manage and cope.
“The important thing is the player’s health, which we’ll focus on first and foremost.
“Of course, it is disappointing and frustrating for the player, but I spoke to him yesterday and told him to keep smiling and be patient; we will do everything we can to support him, get him in front of the right people, and the right support, and hopefully, he will be back, not too long.”
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