Ex-Super Eagles Star Ojigwe Sworn-In As Abia State Sports Commissioner

7 Oct 2001: Portrait of Karibe Ojigwe of Nigeria before the International Friendly match against Japan played at the St Mary's Stadium, in Southampton, England. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. Mandatory Credit: Phil Cole /Allsport

Former Super Eagles midfielder Karibe Ojigwe has been sworn in as Commissioner for Sports in Abia State.

The 44-year-old former Enyimba star was sworn in on Tuesday at the Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia by Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, alongside 26 others to serve in the State’s Executive Council.

Karibe Ojigwe

He was last month nominated for the role by Governor Ikpeazu and was successfully screened by the Abia State House of Assembly before being sworn in.

The Japan ’93 U-17 World Cup winner replaces Emeka Ikwuagwu, who previously occupied the position.

Ojigwe, who was capped 17 times by the Super Eagles from 1994 to 2002, scoring twice, spent most of his playing career in Germany, playing for FC Koln, Kaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen and 1860 Munich from 1995 to 2006.