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Ex-Home Based Star Eze Joins Indian Club Jamshedpur

Ex-Home Based Star Eze Joins Indian Club Jamshedpur

Former home-based Super Eagles defender Stephen Eze has signed for Indian topflight club Jamshedpur FC, Completesports.com reports.

The club announced Eze’s signing in a statement released on their official website on Thursday.

Eze, 26, becomes the club’s sixth foreign signing and the second foreign centre-back along with the recently announced Peter Hartley.

Speaking on his move to Jamshedpur Eze said: “I have been following the Hero ISL closely and it is one of the most exciting and competitive leagues. 

“I have seen the passion of the fans of Jamshedpur, which is why I’m excited and cannot wait to get started. My aim is simple, and it is to win. 

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“There have been some exciting signings with the club in the past few weeks and I look forward to work with my teammates and end the season with silverware.”

And according to head coach of Jamshedpur: “Eze will be crucial in making our defence mean and miserly. He comes with a solid reputation and representing a World Cup playing nation like Nigeria requires some serious talent. 

“His towering personality and unyielding attitude towards the game could make him one of the best center-backs in the Hero ISL.

“Eze’s presence in the dressing room will be absolutely uplifting for the squad. He is an outstanding young man and a real team player with a huge future for him domestically as well as internationally.”

Eze featured for Sunshine Stars and Ifeanyi Ubah in the Nigeria Professional Football League.

On 18 January 2018, Eze joined Bulgarian First League club Lokomotiv Plovdiv, signing a two-year contract.

He then signed for Kazakhstan Premier League club FC Tobol on January 2020 but an injury sustained in a pre-season friendly match meant he never got to feature in an official game for the team.

He was named in the final 23-man of the home-based Eagles for the 2016 CHAN tournament.

In May 2018 he was named in 
Eagles’ preliminary 30-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia but did not make the final cut.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Footballfanatic 4 years ago

    Na wa ooh……from Bulgaria to India. Reserve my comments.

  • To go and do what?
    Play Cricket or feature in Zee World?
    That’s the player we believed will tackle Balogun and Ekong back then

    • Hehehehe. Laff wan tear my belle. I don’t even know a single player of Indian origin. As bad as the NPFL is, I still expect Kano Pillars or Enyimba to beat the Indian national football team.

      These players will not be patient and do proper homework before jumping on any offer from outside Nigeria. We all read Osimhen’s brother’s interview and how they were always conscious that not all that glitters is gold.

      SMH. Eze to Plodiv, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan and now India. Etebo to Stoke. Nwakali to Arsenal. Gbolahan to Finland, then to oblivion. All wrong moves. Sometimes you start at the bottom. Sometimes mid table club. Know what suits your game best, and most importantly, WHAT TIME is best to move. TIMING is everything.

  • Proudly 9ja 4 years ago

    India kwa, tufiakwa. Nna 4get SE shirt biko, we no need curry to dey smell near SE players abeg.

    • pompei 4 years ago

      I like fish curry 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Oakfield 4 years ago

      Curry and garlic lol

      • Oakfield 4 years ago

        But u guys shouldnt blame the guy. The Indian league is way better than our dead domestic league. It sounds incredible but it’s a fact. The few Nigerian boys plying their trade there are living better lives than their counterparts in our domestic league. This is the result of endemic corruption.

  • Chairmanfemi 4 years ago

    Chai..am disappointed. The Guy I’ve been looking up to as a replacement for the ageing Balogun. What a shame. Going to India is just telling us you’re more interested in making money than having a good future in this game like featuring for Nigeria at the World Cup et Al.

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