- Super Eagles full-back, Tyronne Ebuehi has emerged as the winner of the highly coveted Nigerian Defender of the Season award for the 2022/2023 season.
- His exceptional performances in Italy for Empoli led to this well-deserved recognition.
Ebuehi, a regular presence at right-back, showcased his versatility by contributing two goals and four assists across 26 games for Empoli.
Notably, his offensive prowess never overshadowed his defensive responsibilities, as he averaged an impressive 2.5 tackles per game.
The 27-year-old defender's notable contributions played a pivotal role in Empoli's success, with the team securing ten victories and drawing another 13 matches. They concluded the season in 14th place on the league table, comfortably positioned with 43 points, a substantial 12 points clear of the relegation zone.
Ebuehi's journey to success with Empoli commenced last summer when he joined the Italian club on a free transfer from Benfica, his last team, where he spent four fruitful years.
To clinch the highly sought-after Nigerian defender award, Ebuehi surpassed strong competition from other prominent players, such as Porto's Zaidu Sanusi and Slavia Prague's Igoh Ogbu, further highlighting the magnitude of his accomplishment.
Heartfelt congratulations are in order for Tyronne Ebuehi, a deserving winner of the Nigerian Defender of the Season award.