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‘It Is Special’ — Ejuke Elated To Join LaLiga Club Sevilla

‘It Is Special’ — Ejuke Elated To Join  LaLiga Club   Sevilla

Chidera Ejuke is delighted with his move to LaLiga club, Sevilla, reports Complete sports.com.

The Nigeria international joined the Rojiblancos on a free transfer on Monday, penning a three-year contract.

The 26-year-old make history as the first Nigerian to sign for the former Europa League champions.

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“It is special to be the first Nigerian here. I think I feel good being part of this team and I am looking forward to seeing what I can contribute to the team,” he told the club’s official website.

“I also hope to be able to back with Nigeria, because obviously it’s always nice to represent your country, so I hope it’s time to do it again and I’m also very excited.”

Ejuke added: “Everything has been very fast. I am happy and very excited to be part of this family and I am looking forward to doing many, many great things that we can achieve here .

“I am very happy and excited. This interest in me is huge. Since my agent told me they were interested, I was happy and excited about what was about to happen. Communication has been easy and I’m happy that everything went the way it did.”

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  • I hope this Move Unlocks his full potentials!. Great Move Ejuke!

  • JimmyBall 1 month ago

    This one guy with rare guts to take-on defenders that we need… Ejuke has to play the remaining world cup qualifiers if we want to stand any chance of coming back into contention with the group leaders…

  • @Jimmyball not just guts but actually takes them on and wins lol. Now with this Move to Sevilla conisdered one of the traditional big clubs in Spain along with the likes of, Real M, Barca, Atl M and Valencia. His chances should be better now SE coaches have no excuse looking his way, I firmly beleive this move is god for Ejuke as Spanish football suits his style of play and Sevilla will be good for him.

    By the Looks of this Transfer Window “Touch Wood” Nigeria chances of Making WOrld Cup can still be salvaged with moves like this and a new coach, some of our players come WC qualifiers in March 2025 will be more experienced and can only work to our benefit. That is of course the Self Sabotage spirit that always grips Nigeria’s NFF in a Big tournament year especially World Cup does not grip NFF next year lol.

  • I never really understood why this guy stopped getting invitations to SE matches. Yes, he tended to overdo his dribbles, but wasn’t Okocha too in his early days? I thought Ejuke had a good impact when he came on at Afcon 2021 and is the closest we’ve got to Okocha regarding dribbling skills. He just needs a good coach to direct his talents well to the benefit of the whole team as Westerhof did with Okocha.

    But rarely have the good luck of a tactically astute coach. It’s either impatient ones with makeshift tactics to win games like Paseiro (He won’t be patient to maximize the talent of someone like Ejuke) or one with a one-directional attack game plan with no tactical balance like Finidi.

    Hopefully, NFF keep their word and get the coach they want in a couple of weeks. OGn says it’s Cameroun’s Marc Brys who’s notched up 8 points for Etoo’s men in the WCQ to top their group, despite Etoo having a run-in with him. Nigeria is hoping to cash in on the frosty relationship and poach him from Cameroun.

    Camerou has always had the luck of a good coach as well as goalkeepers, although we’re supposed to be richer and be able to afford more quality coaches.

    The shape and personnel of the SE, as the technical staff, needs to change significantly. We’ve got enough time to get into the trenches and work out a new team. September is still some time away and we can do a lot of friendlies, gelling etc before then. Waldrum did it with the SF and it’s time we borrow a leaf from there.

    • Dr Banks 1 month ago

      I very much agree with your comments here @Kel, I have always been wondering why the hell most of these coaches always ignore him despite playing well at Antwerp with Yusuf.

      Then I remember that the last match he played at AFCON 2021 was under Eguaveon and the coach wasn’t particularly with him on one occasion where he could’ve squared the ball to a better placed striker to score but went in and missed.

      Eguaveon being the Technical Director now surely used his influence not to invite him again after that, and that’s how clueless, vindictive and shortsighted your local coaches can be. Right thing would’ve been to call him into a room, show him all his mistakes and thereafter guide him on how to make better decision next time instead of throwing him away like a dirty water

      I am sure now that he is in Sevilla, he can never be ignored anymore because we fans will storm the glass house if they refuse to invite him despite good performance that we can see on TV week in week out

      • You sure recollect that match @Dr Banks. You’re right about Eguavoen likely being the architect of his non-invitation as technical director. Eguavoen executed the WCQ against Ghana post 2021 Afcon and Ejuke was missing. Since then, Ejuke has been in the wilderness. I honestly think Eguavoen should be excused from that role.

        Of course, no coach int eh world (except maybe France and Spain) can ignore a Sevilla FC player, as long as he’s a regular. Hopefully, Eguavoen allows the new technical adviser free hand to pick his team and we can try to salvage the mess on ground.

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