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Ejuke Scoops CSKA Moscow Player Of The Month Award Again

Ejuke Scoops CSKA Moscow Player Of The Month  Award Again

Nigeria winger Chidera Ejuke has been voted CSKA Moscow’s Player of the Month for the second straight time, reports Completesports.com.

Ejuke , who also scooped the award for July/August beat goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev and Anton Zabolotny to the individual prize.

The 23-year-old won 55% of the vote by the fans, while Akinfeev and Zabolotny got 21% and 20% respectively.

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The former Valerenga player bagged one assist in three league appearances for CSKA in September.

He has scored two goals in 10 league outings this season.

CSKA are sixth on the Ruusian Premier League table.

Aleksey Berezutskiy’s side will Ural in their league game game this weekend.

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  • MONKEY POST 3 years ago

    Ope o!Omo our boys just dey win if no be player of the month (sept) for their respective clubs, e go be for their league. Good one for the country football! Bless up!

  • MONKEY POST 3 years ago

    If no be player of the month for their club, e go be player of the month for the entire league. Good one boys. Keep doing the country proud!

  • I hate Nigerian agents……They purposely derail the careers of Nigerian players by making them sign regressive contracts abroad……I mean why should a player of Ejike’s caliber move from The Dutch league to Russian league??…..after a stellar season in which he was the talk on everybody’s lips in Europe……Now CSKA Moscow will demand 40+ million to even talk to anyone about Ejuke……No team will be willing to spend such on a player testing his ability in the Russian league…….Ejuke would have been able to move to France or Spain with his ability but his wise Agent took him to Russia instead…….Am so sad because Ejuke is bigger than that league he is playing in for a guy of his talent.

    • Coachie 3 years ago

      I concur with you but let me expressly tell you and if I am not mistaken, I think one of us here has also emphasized this bitter truth prior to now. Ejuke is undoubtedly a very talented player but his major drawback is not knowing when to release his team mates after drawing multiple players to himself but instead he keeps trying to dribble the entire field and holding on to the ball for more than necessary. Not all coaches in modern football fancy that style of play. My opinion though.

      • Most coaches love a confidence player, he is still very young and gat room for improvement, they will only nurture and train him to use his skills to the team advantage, me personally I prefer rodrygo to Vinicius but coaches by far rate vini above rodrygo simply because of that confidence and ability to dribble and draw opponent players to himself, if vini could cost 40m from Brazil, I see no reason why ejuke should cost less from an above average league like the Russian Premier League.

  • John Osemudiamhen 3 years ago

    Congrats lad, you have done us proud. @Akp, I fully align with you that Ejuke is bigger than the Russia league because as far as wing play is concerned, Ejuke can hold his own in any club in the World. He is such a natural gifted Nigerian. I hope he gets a better offer in one of the best leagues.

  • This Ejuke is a gem who should be playing in a bigger league.

    He is punching below his weight in the Russian league.

    Nigerian players seem aversed to moving to bigger clubs in bigger leagues. Could this be down to a complex or something,or just share pusillanimity to take the plunge for bigger challenges?

    I think Ejuke would excel as an attacking midfielder.Someone should experiment playing him there.

    • That’s jay jay in the making, he is such a joy to watch, just an assist and he won the best player, imagine what the voters saw to vote him again, the guy is good and that’s on CAP.

  • pompei 3 years ago

    A good target Ejuke can set for himself from today onward is to try to get at least one goal or one assist in every match.
    For Nigeria games, corporate sponsors can promise players some financial reward for each goal and assist scored. This will motivate not only Ejuke, but also the entire team, to push forward in business-like fashion, since the goal scorer and the person giving the assist both benefit financially.
    This is necessary because the SE nowadays don’t show an acceptable sense of urgency or desire when it comes to goal scoring.
    Algeria, like Nigeria, have played 4 world cup qualifying matches so far. In 4 matches, Nigeria has scored 6 goals, while the Fennecs have smashed in 19 goals. 19 goals!
    The difference is in the attitude of the players. If Nigeria score a goal, the team relaxes. If Algeria have scored 4 goals in a game, and an opportunity for number 5 comes up, they go for it hungrily, as if they haven’t scored yet in that game.
    Yes, 18 of their goals have come against minnows Niger and Djibouti. When they met a team of quality, Burkina Faso, it ended 1-1. So Algeria is not invincible. But their hunger and desire is what will keep them at the top of African football. It is that hunger and desire that made them keep racking up the goals against Niger and Djibouti. Like the Fennecs, B/F also have 10 points, but with only 9 goals, Algeria are miles ahead with goals difference. The only way out for B/F is to win in Algeria. Possible, but highly unlikely. The right attitude has put Algeria in a favorable position.
    A team like Nigeria needs to step up and show a similar attitude.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      We scored 2 against CAR and decided it was time to play to the gallery….as “seniormen” concerned. Its a very terrible culture that needs to end now

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    Pompei. The funny thing is that if Burkina beat Algeria next month Algeria may not qualify. I believe they will need at least a draw to progress ahead of Burkina Faso. I don’t expect them to lose to the Stallions, but hey this is football no one expected the SuperEagles to lose to CAR at home. In fact guys I’m still yet to recover from that horrible loss.

    Here are my realistic concerns:

    1. We switched to the 3-5-2 formation in the second leg when our back was against the wall. I feel we should’ve switched to that formation in the second half of the first leg in Lagos.

    2. If the SuperEagles want to qualify for the WorldCup and achieve something in Cameroon and beyond, they must stick to the 3-5-2 especially against top oppositions and park the bus stubborn foes.

    3. You don’t drop a Porto left back for a division 2 player or a player in the Scottish league. No disrespect to Collins and Bassey, but Zaidu should be in the team especially in the return leg when we actually needed a player like him to play as a wing back. Collins can not cut it as a wingback in a 3-5-2 formation IMHO.

    4. Going forward I think we will be ready by the time the AFCON comes around as we should’ve qualified for the WorldCup playoffs. However, there’s quite a lot of work to be done for this group to become a cohesive and deadly unit. I want to see Ndidi and Onyeka play together in midfield and I want to see Chukwueze and Ejuke on our wings. I pray everyone is fit like a fiddle in Cameroon. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE#

    • Great, balanced points @Ayphillydegreat. My main grouse with this team has always been that somehow you feel the best, most productive legs are not being fielded in certain positions, which lowers the overall team strength against top or park-the-bus opponents

      His club form may have dipped and sometimes he fails to back trap to cover his wing, but whenever Zaidu mans that role, you cant fail to notice the extra vigour he adds to the attack and pressure on the opponent’s goal post – compared to Collin’s contributions, which seems moderate at best these days. So, feistiness on that wing is tamed and manageable by the opponent. Heck, we didn’t even try Bassey when the Douala game was done and dusted by the 85th minute. Ebuehi is another bright wing spark that we’re yet to fully realize his abilities in SE colours.

      I rate Bonke and Kingsley over Onyeka (even wish Ejuke can be tried there), but Onyeka obviously is higher in the pecking order in Rohr’s book. Not coaches, but hey we all closely watch and analyse these players like coaches too when they get the chance and some of have natural footballing skills too – even though we never chased it as a profession. Ejuke I think can be redeployed to better channel and maximise his potentials. I really wish CV drops points on November 11 and we scoop all 3 points, so we can give playing times to guys like Desserts, Sadiq, Awoniyi, Dennis, Adeleye (I think), the goalkeeper in Israel.

      Pompei lineups in the second round, especially with our current 5th ranking likely to drop. It’s going to be bloody. No easy group winners as it is – Not even South Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali. All the teams would want to be paired with Tanzania, but even they too can be a handful on their day. All the best Eagles. Often they rise to the occasion when the chips are down.

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Hehehehe…..foreign borns no dey take nonsense.
    Talk-Talk Sunday Dare….biko run and come and see somthing o….lmao


    • Omoh, this is a well coordinated and articulated protest. No spokeswoman, the unity of voice is water tight and no one can be victimised or cut off from the team as was done to Oparanozie.

      Dare has been a disaster. This government has been a record failure. Yet, somehow some of sporting ambassadors march on against the odds. God help Nigeria.

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        Hehehehehe……We should be thankful to Rohr that we are even getting the SE to come and play matches despite 8 months owed salaries and 2 years owed bonuses and yet still achieving set deliverables as if all is well backstage.

        Its not even one month yet that D’tigress finished their African championships assignment and we are already witnessing a strike…..LMAOOooo. The boys outrightly even refused to go for their own Afrobasket anfter the olympics debacle and we had to resort to scavenging for rag tag players including 4 homebased players (in line with Dare’s policy)…the end result…..we crashed out even b4 the qfinals…..LMAOOOoo

        It is when its time to force 4 home-based players into the SE that Sunday Dare always remembers he is the Sports Minister and has powers over all the federations…..LMAOOo

        You are heading ministry of Youths and Sports….Youths…no direction…..Sports total shambles

    • Footballfanatic 3 years ago

      And when these ladies refuse to play for us then what? This minister is a fool and a disgrace. I’m just speechless at this point..

    • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

      Nigeria is becoming more and more embarrassing as the day passes by, now let’s see if they’ll pay them up or try to disband the stars of the team for speaking out. I want to trust that Dare will make quick amends to resolve this.

    • pompei 3 years ago

      Dr. Drey, I give you a PRESIDENTIAL HANDSHAKE for this video. 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Presidential handshake has been something of value for a long time now in Nigeria. With presidential handshake, you can pay your bills and put food on the table for your family.
      I’m gutted. These girls deserve all the accolades and rewards they were promised! They won the Afrobasket cup 3 CONSECUTIVE TIMES!
      What kind of disgrace and embarrassment is this?
      Even for Nigerians living in the diaspora, you can imagine your workmates asking you about rumours that our players are yet to receive their entitlements. When I get such questions, shame does not allow me to identify as a Nigerian!
      I love the way these girls made intelligent use of social media to air their grievances. This will hopefully put pressure on our officials to do the needful.
      Look at all the money being owed to the players! Money that was actually received. Where is the money? Honestly, heads need to roll. The money was obviously misappropriated! If not, where in the heck is it!
      The Super Eagles, Super Falcons, and the D’Tigers should also come out with their own videos. Let the heat be on these shameless, greedy, incompetent officials. LET THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING!
      I have always mentioned that we need A THIRD PARTY to hold funds for our federations. And this 3rd party needs to be audited annually. The federations can operate normally, but the actual movement of cash will be the responsibility of this 3rd party. FIFA, FIBA and other world bodies will wire money directly to this 3rd party for disbursement. This I feel is the only way to keep these shameless, greedy administrators at bay.

    • What kind of useless country was I born into?

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      @Dr.Drey… this is one tight video you posted… kudos for the video. However… Rohr must still go… we have been waiting to see Rohr protest his unpaid wages but no… he wont protest! It shows Rohr is sure part of the problem and not leading by the right example… why is he not protesting? No one knows… Rohr promised to coach Super Eagles free of charge at the point of making his presentation for the job to show he is ready to work and not after money… maybe that is what pinnick has latched unto… Lol… goodnight!!!

  • pompei 3 years ago

    Ayphillydegreat, as you mentioned, the 3-5-2 system has served us really well in recent times, especially against tough opponents. I still recall how England led by a red-hot Harry Kane struggled to find spaces in our defense when we deployed this system, right there at their backyard at Wembley Stadium. Though we narrowly lost that game, it was a big eye-opener for me.
    And who doesn’t remember how we spanked Argentina 4-2 with this same system?
    I believe that we can also play the 3-4-3 or 3-6-1 systems. The 3-6-1 system is similar to the 3-4-3, because 3-4-3 becomes 3-6-1 when the team is defending. And when the team is really up against it and needs to park the bus, 3-4-3 or 3-6-1 becomes 5-4-1.
    This tactical flexibility is something Rohr needs to work on. As you mentioned, we should have switched to 3-5-2 in the 2nd half, when the going became rough against CAR at the Teslim Balogun stadium. Having said that, Rohr was probably hoping, and with good reason, that our strikers will convert at least a couple of the multiple chances we created. Rohr can’t be blamed for those missed chances. But he can be blamed for not switching tactics early enough.
    I fancy our chances against any team in the world if we play 3 center backs. Not because of any “calibre” of players that we have. But because these particular group of boys are just more resilient and difficult to beat in this formation. And the earlier Rohr starts deploying it so the team can perfect it, the better for the team.
    Fortunately, we have 5 good centerbacks currently in the squad.
    Balogun, Ekong, Omeruo, Awaziem and Akpoguma. You can close your eyes and pick any 3 of these 5, and they will perform at a high level.
    I am a big believer in squad rotation. A manager needs to use players intelligently. We can’t play Osimhen, Ndidi, Balogun and Ekong to death. We need to rotate in other players to keep our best players fresh, and to also give other players valuable match experience.

  • Congratulations to ejuke on this reward. He is a very exciting player.
    Im glad that he has in a way over taken kalu in the pecking order which shows that rohr is interested in players current form and not their past exploits. I hope ejuke can grow to replicate and exceed the performance of Victor moses who was a wing dynamo during his Nigerian playing days and is still doing it for his club.
    I don’t see ejuke and chukwueze starting at the same time in the Super Eagles. Both of them aren’t goal scoring players at least they don’t score goals regularly so playing them together will just be for entertainment purposes. It will put pressure on the striker who will be the sole source of goals.
    Coach rohr needs to settle his defence before the AFCON. The central defence needs to be shaken up as balogun is getting on in age and will most likely leave the team soon. The left full back position also needs to be resolved. Collins has been used against lower oppositions but I feel if we play against a top team, he wont cope very well. Against CAR he rarely delivered a cross and he was playing as a wing back. The coach needs to do something there. We have many options for that position including a versatile ola aina who is experienced so the coach needs to use the best player for that position.

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