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Ex- Eaglets Captain Tijani Joins Austrian Champions Red Bull Salzburg

Ex- Eaglets Captain Tijani Joins Austrian Champions Red Bull Salzburg

Austrian Bundesliga champions Red Bull Salzburg have announced the signing of former Golden Eaglets captain Samson Tijani, reports Completesports.com.

Tijani, 18, penned a five-year contract with Die Mozartstädter, who have won the Austrian League title 14 times.

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The defensive midfielder joined Jesse Marsch’s side from Nigerian club Collins Edwin SC.

“The 18-year-old feels particularly comfortable in the role of the six and is characterized by his dynamic and uncompromising style of play,”reads a statement on the club’s official website.

“He has already displayed his quality in ten appearances for the U17s in his home country, with which he made it to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup and the round of 16 of the World Cup.”

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  • Wow congratulations man, the only positive from that team. Red bull are known for giving young players opportunity to show case what they got. Next ndidi

  • This is what we are talking!!! The last major signing we have seen that moves from Nigeria league to a top European league in the last five years was Etebo, who transferred from warri wolves to farense in Portugal in 2006, the rest is either modovia, Latvia, Belarus, Sudan etc. In my own opinion, let the league be cancelled and let’s have only private own clubs. Let’s hire professionals preferable Europeans to manage the league for 10 years after which we can now take over from them like it was done in South Africa or give someone like olofinjana to be the head of our league management board.

  • If this lad and Akinwumi Amoo can keep their heads, staying clear of vain celebrity life n only focus on their football, then for sure we are looking forward to two talents whose names will resonate across the world of football in the not too distant future. Congratulations Tijani…

  • Chairmanfemi 11 months ago

    Then when I said this guy (Tijani), Amoo and a certain Peter are the only positives from that junk squad someone came attacking me on this page with all manner of curses.

    Are we not seeing the reality now?? Amoo is now a player of Hammarby from next season and now Tijani for Salzburg. Am so happy for you boy. We all know Salzburg as a club that supports and helps young players to grow just as they also did with some bright African prospects i so Respect in Enock MWEPU and Patson DAKA both of Zambia. Am sure they will do same for you and you won’t disappoint them cuz you have the Naija spirit – that thrives to survive no matter what!

    Another Ndidi in the making. This one even has more eyes for goal than the present Ndidi. We are solidly behind you TJ. Shine on