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.
“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.
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