Ejike Uzoenyi Attracts SuperSport United Interest

Ejike Uzoenyi Attracts SuperSport United Interest

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Former Rangers International of Enugu midfielder Ejike Uzoenyi is attracting the attention of SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter who says he has a week to  decide whether or not to sign the dimunitive Nigerian.


Uzoenyi who was the Most Valueable Player of the 2014 African Nations Championship in South Africa has spent the past few weeks training with Matsatsantsa after failing to make an impact at former club Mamelodi Sundowns. 

“Ejike has been working with us but because we have had a lot of games, I haven’t had really had time to look at him," Baxter told KickOff.

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“This is because we prepare at training for games and you do not get time to look at all the players. I don’t think he has had an opportunity to show what he can do."

Baxter who has previously coached the South African national team, Bafana Bafana, however hinted that Uzoenyi's price tag will be key to whether he will be a player of Supersport United.

“I know he can play, but I want to to give an educated assessment based on the bigger picture of who are foreign players, where he will fit in and how much he will cost, and I’ll will do that probably midweek," the coach added.

“I will have a couple of training sessions and then speak to management and see how it goes.”

Uzoenyi made an impression at CHAN two years ago and was snapped up by Mamelodi Sundowns.

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