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Ex-Flying Eagles Star Joins Serie A club Salernitana On Four-Year Deal

Ex-Flying Eagles Star Joins Serie A club Salernitana On Four-Year Deal

Former Flying Eagles striker Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi has joined Serie A club US Salernitana from Slovenian side NK Celje.

Salernitana confirmed the signing on their Twitter handle on Friday.

The 22-year old put pen to paper to join Salernitana on a four-year contract.

Last season at NK Celje, Ikwuemesi scored nine goals in 30 appearances.

Prior to his move to Salernitana, he scored one goal in two league games for Celje.

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Celje finished second in the 10-team Slovenian league last season which saw them secure a UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying ticket.

In last season’s Italian topflight Salernitana ended in 15th position.

Under Ladan Bosso, Ikwuemesi was part of the Flying Eagles squad at the 2020 WAFU B U-20 tournament in Togo.

The Flying Eagles drew with Côte d’Ivoire in their first group game before losing 1-0 to Ghana and crashed out.

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  • Chima E Samuels 10 months ago

    This is another top prospect who crashed out with Ladan Bosso as a result he couldn’t showcase himself to Nigerians. With this move we’ll have a close look at him like never before. Great move for me!!!

    • Ignatius Abo 10 months ago

      Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi na baller a beg. The Super Eagles will benefit from this move. Thumbs up Brotherman Chima. You are one of the few people who make me comment on Nigerian football these days with your incisive analysis.
      Heaven bless Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi and all deserving Super Eagles prospects.

      • Hahaha… Hahaha. @ Abo. My fingers still waiting. When? Now, your post just cracks me. Na baller joor. Lolzz

        • Ignatius Abo 10 months ago

          @Glory Brotherman, talents are just emerging everywhere you look for Nigeria. No team will be able to stop this Super Eagles now.
          Heaven bless everyone.

  • Big powerful and very skillful…..He carries the ball well and his hold up play is fantastic…..like others said we will be looking at him closely now in the serieA…..I don’t know why but I see greatness in Ekwemesi.

  • Tancosport 10 months ago

    Strikers everywhere, don’t we have midfielders? Nigeria week point is indeed the midfield. The last time I checked we only have iwobi as only potent midfielder we have in the SE now. Can someone help me with lists of Nigeria midfielder doing great in European to 7 league? Pls. I heard indidi is going to Bayern Munich. How true is this also. We need midfielders.

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