AFC Fylde are delighted to confirm that centre-back Emeka Obi has signed a new one-year extension with the club with an option in the club’s favour, for a second-year.

Obi follows fellow defenders Bryce Hosannah, Adam Long and Harry Davis in committing his future to the Coasters as Chris Beech puts together his side for the forthcoming season.

Since arriving at the club in February 2021 from Wigan Athletic, the 22-year-old has become an important part of the squad, making 20 appearances last season and both he and the Head Coach will be hoping to build on this for the coming year.

After signing his deal, Obi said: “I’m delighted to get it over the line and can’t wait for upcoming season.”

Head Coach Chris Beech added: “Emeka has committed his future to the club which is excellent news for AFC Fylde and the fans. 

“Emeka understands while I was pleased with this, we can still improve our defensive capabilities and mentality to improve our clean sheet record from last season.

“Emeka had to show great patience while we established a pattern to improve results and with that his professionalism was excellent supporting his teammates.

“With still untapped potential Emeka understands there is a coming of age, and I can see it in his eyes he’s hungry for success and that time is now. 

“This excites me as we approach a squad build for the 24/25 season. His physical presence, speed and strength aligned with his technique will provide great defensive attributes while also looking to dominate in both boxes playing our fast attacking football. 

“We as a team improved greatly both reducing goals conceded and scoring more to win more often.

“I’m confident he will play a significant part in the 2024/25 season achieving that, while also improving the team’s capability to score more goals from attacking set plays which is another area he can excel in helping the team. 

“I wish Emeka well and have no doubt he will excel next season especially with the support of the Coasters right behind him.”

Emeka has signed-up for the 2024/25 season, and now you can by purchasing an AFC Fylde season ticket by CLICKING HERE

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