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Ex- Golden Eaglets Forward Chrisantus Joins HJK Helsinki On One-Year Deal

Ex- Golden Eaglets Forward Chrisantus Joins HJK Helsinki On One-Year Deal

By Adeboye Amosu:

Former Golden Eaglets forward, Chrisantus Macauley, has joined Finnish side, HJK Helsinki on one-year deal from Spanish club, Real Murcia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The contract which was announced on HJK’s official website on Monday also contains an option for another year.

“Nice to come to the Club. The sun shines and is a good sign. I’m going to score a lot of goals,” Chrisantus told the club’s official website after penning the deal.

HJK’s director of football, Juho Rantala heaped plaudits on the striker and is happy with his arrival at the club.

” Chrisantus is a very good striker who can play on the ground too. Macky has done good things in quite a lot of clubs and we believe that HJK is an environment in which he is able to develop further,” Rantala told the club’s official website.

“In this way, we get more competition and alternatives to our attacking department, and of course our team is already taking shape ahead of next season.

“In addition, Macky is a positive and cheerful person, which is always a good thing.

Macauley came into limelight after he shone for Nigeria’s U-17 side that emerge champions at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea in 2007.

The gangling striker won the Golden Boot as the (top scorer) and Silver Ball (second best player) at the competition.

His career however stalled afterwards due to poor form and injuries.

Macauley has featured for top sides in Europe like Hamburg, FSV Frankfurt, Las Palmas, Sivasspor, AEK Athens, Lamia and Reus Deportiu.

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  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    That 2007 U17 set was a waste of a generation. Late Yemi Tella didnt do Nigerian football any good with his assemblage of old men in that team. They are all supposed to be at their peaks now at 25 – 27 years of age…but they are all nowhere to be found, save for Dele Ajiboye. It is even more painful to know that a certain David Alaba was dropped for Mathew Edile. While Alaba has gone on to be a regular for Bayern Munchen in the last 8 years, mathew edile couldnt even make a name in the NPFL and has probably retired from football now.

    • Supatemmy 3 years ago

      How’s that suppose to be Tella’s fault? was Taiye taiwo not older when he played for u-20 in 2005?
      didn’t he played in good clubs? abeg leave the man soul alone

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        Who chose the players…??? me..???
        21 players played U17 in 2007 and ALL of them fizzled into oblivion less than 7 years after. Apart from Lukman Haruna who didnt earn up to 20 caps for the Senior National team and Dele Ajiboye who recently made the Eagles B team….none of the remaining 20 ever made it to the senior level. Worse still only 2 ever got to play in any of the top five leagues in europe…yet we are talking of U17 world cup winners 11 years ago who are supposed to be at their peak at btw the ages of 25-27 years now. Whereas a certain David Alaba who was not given a chance then now plays week in week out for Bayern. A certain Toni Kroos who won the golden ball in the same tournament is now an integral part of Real Madrid. The taiye taiwo you talk about still gave us at least 9 solid years in the national team and we are still currently struggling to fill his left back position since he left.
        The essence of age grade national teams is defeated if they cant eventually make it to the senior national team. We are currently struggling to get players for the eagles today because our youth teams from 2007 – 2012 have failed to serve their purpose. Thanks to Manu garba who gave us that 2013 U17 team

  • @ Dr. drey i uderstand your point, but we should stop blaming Yemi Tella for chrisantus unfulfil football career because is alread y late.

    • But the truth must be said, I support Dr. Drey. Even the Dele Ajiboye has under performed when you look at his counterpart is now the number one for Manchester United and Spain. Cheating is in our blood, it is part of our DNA that is why nothing works in Nigeria. Even elections are all rigged, how do we intend to compete with the rest of the world when our best do not get the chances they need to excel.