AFC Fylde is delighted to announce that defender Emeka Obi has signed a new deal at Mill Farm, committing his immediate future to the Club. 

The deal comes after the Coasters moved to the top of the National League North table on Saturday, with Emeka putting pen to paper on a deal until the summer of 2024. 

21-year-old Emeka has been around the game for several years, shooting onto the first-team scene as a 15-year-old in the Checkatrade Trophy for Bury, which prompted Premier League side Liverpool to sign him for a six-figure fee. 

He then made a switch to Wigan Athletic in 2018, where he made nine first-team appearances before signing for the Coasters on a non-contract basis and then on a two-year deal a few months later. 

The towering centre-half has run out in a white shirt on 44 occasions and has become an almost ever-present under new Head Coach Adam Murray, contributing heavily to the recent run of 10 wins in the last 11 league games, including a crucial goal against Scarborough Athletic most recently. 

Once Emeka signed on the dotted line, he expressed: “I think for me, it’s the best place to be right now, playing games and getting the experience I need.

“With the manager and the boys beside me, it’s a no-brainer to sign a new deal here.” 

Director of Football Chris Beech spoke after the deal and said: “Emeka has become an integral part of this season’s progress on the pitch to date, and securing his services for a further year is excellent news.

“At 21 years old, Emeka has physical potential still untapped and developing his understanding and strengths, along with his technical capabilities, will bode well for both the Club and player.

“With Emeka taking more responsibility, along with the culture and environment we are working hard to create, it provides a platform for individual and team success here with us at the Club.

“As he receives the support of his fellow teammates, guidance from the staff, and of course, our supporters’ voice, I’m confident this is right for all concerned at AFC Fylde.”

Congratulations on the new deal, Emeka!