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Ezekiel Joins UAE Club Al Jazira

Ezekiel Joins UAE Club Al Jazira

Nigerian forward Imoh Ezekiel has joined United Arab Emirates club Al Jazira from Belgian side Kortrijk, Completesports.com reports.

Al Jazira announced Ezekiel’s signing in a statement on their website on Sunday.

“Al Jazira Club have signed forward Imoh Ezekiel, with the Nigerian international joining the club ahead of the 2020-21 Arabian Gulf League campaign. 
 
“The 26-year old arrives at the Abu Dhabi club following a career that has seen him play across European top-flight leagues as well as having experience of football in the Middle East. 
 
“Ezekiel, who can play in a number of attacking positions began his career in Belgium with a successful stint at Standard Liege as well as playing for European giants Anderlecht.

“He has also enjoyed spells in Spain and spent three years of his early career in the Middle East between 2014-2017.”
 
Commenting on Ezekiel’s signing, Al Jazira’s Sporting Director Mads Davidsen said: “Imoh’s experience of the region and across Europe is a huge boost for Marcel and the team, with him playing for top clubs and against tough opposition. 
 
“His style of play offers a new dimension to the way in which Marcel wants the team play and Ezekiel can play in a number of positions. In a football team you need different skills and we have a lot of good combination players and Imoh is a clever deep runner and can really help us adding this dimension to the offensive part of our game.”
 
And speaking on joining Al Jazira, Ezekiel, said: “To join a club of Al Jazira’s statue is something which really excites me. When I was speaking with Mads and the head coach, they told me their ambition for the club and I can’t wait to get excited for the season, as soon as I arrived at the stadium, I see the Pride of Abu Dhabi, so it is special to be part of this. 
 
“I know the league well and have watched a lot of football in the Middle East so it is great to be part of this club and in a region that is so passionate about football.” 
 
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Ezekiel received his first call-up to the Super Eagles in February 2014 and earned his first senior cap on 6 March, in the 0–0 draw with Mexico in a friendly match after coming on as a second-half substitute for Victor Moses.

He was a member of the U-23 Eagles that won bronze in the football event at the 2016 Rio Olympic games.

By James Agberebi 

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COMMENTS

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  • Imoh Ezekiel won bronze Witt the U-23 but never progressed. I have always seen him as a strong striker of which it played out in most UEFA matches he played.

    How his game dwindled is what I can’t explain.

    Ezekiel, you are still at advantage. Up your gane

     
    • @Peace PH bros his down fall was as a result of decisions the late Stephen Okechukwu Keshi Made (May he continue to rest in peace).

      You see Back in 2014 Ezekiel Imoh was our most promising talent and he was Causing Havoc in Standard de Liege and subsequently caught the attention of Tottenham Hotspur. This all coincided with England clamping down on Foreign Non English Players so Ezekiel Imoh need 8 international Caps to be eligible to sign for Tottenham and world Cup 2014 and him being selected to Keshi managed Eagles at the time would have given him just that.

      Looking back now because if you take the build up games we played that year Leading up to the World cup, Togo USA Greece and one more team I can’t remember and the 4 games we played at the World Cup that was 8 games. However, he needed to be selected to the National team, sadly though this was in the height of Player Agents bribing National officials and needless to say Michael Babatunde and co found themselves on the plane to the World Cup 2014 and more deserving players like ezekial Imoh were overlooked. Needless to say because of the Botched Tottemham Hotspur Move Ezekiel Imoh Chose Saudi Arabia For Money and his quality dwindled. Even If you look at the Olyimpics he played a few years later his quality had already dropped by then.

      So yes the sad story of Ezekiel Imoh’s Story was a ripple effect of corruption in our football which also coincided with our missing out of 2 consecutive Nation s Cup tournaments. SO yes this is why corruption in football is bad it affects all aspects bros

       
        • Indeed my brother it was very painful at the time to witness and, we all couldn’t understand how Ezekiel Imoh and Some other players who were high flyers at the time e.g. Nosa Igiebor( Killing it in Real Betis then) Victor Anichebe (on point for Everton that period) and many others, were overlooked for Michael Babatunde, Uche Nwafor, Uchebo, Gabriel Ruben and co.

          But Ezekiel Imoh was our most promising player then and Tottenham already made contact and told him the requirements which were well documented in the media Which sadly Keshi was well aware off and still decided to deal the boy that card. SAD!