Chidera Ejuke: Super Eagles Star Joins European Giants, Becomes First Nigerian to Play for the Club

Chidera Ejuke: Super Eagles Star Joins European Giants, Becomes First Nigerian to Play for the Club

Raphael Abiola
June 17, 2024 at 2:08 PM
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  • Chidera Ejuke has joined European giants on a free transfer after his contract with CSKA Moscow expired this summer
  • The Nigerian international has been loaned out by the Russian side for the past two seasons, with his last club being Royal Antwerp
  • The 26-year-old had a good loan spell with the Belgian side, as he registered five goals and six assists in all competitions

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Super Eagles winger, Chidera Ejuke, has joined European giants Sevilla from CSKA Moscow on a free transfer after a successful loan spell at Royal Antwerp.

The Nigerian international has been constantly on the move for the past two campaigns before joining the La Liga giants this summer.

At Royal Antwerp last season, the 26-year-old scored five goals and registered six assists in 29 games.

Chidera Ejuke joins Spanish La Liga giants Sevilla on a free transfer after leaving CSKA Moscow. Photo: Daniel Beloumou Olomo.
Chidera Ejuke joins Spanish La Liga giants Sevilla on a free transfer after leaving CSKA Moscow. Photo: Daniel Beloumou Olomo.
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Sevilla announced Ejuke's signing with an official statement on their website on Monday, June 17.

"The 26-year-old Nigerian winger arrives on a free transfer from CSKA Moscow, having spent last season on loan at Royal Antwerp," the club stated.
"Our first summer signing has arrived in the form of Nigerian international Chidera Ejuke. Born in Zaria, Ejuke is right-footed and most recently has been deployed on the left wing, but has played in all attacking positions throughout his career in Europe, which began in 2017 with Valerenga."

The former Hertha Berlin winger signed a three-year deal with the UEFA Europa League giants and will work under Spanish coach Sanchez Flores.

The former Atletico Madrid manager has previously worked with Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo during his time with English side Watford.

Ejuke will be the first Nigerian to play for Sevilla's first team, but they've had Super Falcons star Toni Payne play for their female team since 2018.

Barcelona legend praises Ejuke

Sports Brief previously reported that Barcelona legend, Marc Van Bommel, praised Ejuke, describing him as a superior dribbler to the trio of legends; Lionel Messi, Arjen Robben, and Ronaldinho Gaucho.

The head coach of Royal Antwerp also hailed the Nigerian international for the impact had on his team's performances.

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Raphael Abiola
Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.