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Russia: Man Of The Match Ejuke On Target In CSKA Moscow Home Win Over Rotor Volgograd

Russia: Man Of The Match Ejuke On Target In CSKA Moscow Home Win Over Rotor Volgograd

Chidera Ejuke capped a brilliant performance with a goal as CSKA Moscow beat Rotor Volgograd 2-0 in their Russian Premier League clash on Monday night, reports Completesports.com.

Ejuke opened scoring for the home team late in the first half.

The winger has now scored three goals in 20 league outings for CSKA Moscow this season.

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The Nigeria international, who was named man-of-the-match was replaced by Vladislav Yakovlev in the 88th minute.

Salomon Rondon scored the second goal for CSKA 20 minutes from time.

Ivica Olic’s men currently fourth position on the table with 46 points from 25 matches.

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  • Ndi invite pls take the mic and do your normal job…THANKIU.


  • But this boy na fine player

    • Adewuyi Olaosenikan 4 months ago

      True talk. Ejuke na proper baller. E fast pass Musa sef.

  • Collins id 4 months ago

    Ejuke is young and great, his time will come. Make him first dey dribble and score them for russia. I guess rohr is watching, if i am the coach i will take ejuke to cameroun, unknown soldier(amunike 1994, gotze 2014) time where moses simon, chuks and kalu will be timely defended the likes of ejuke can be the key.

  • Late bloomer. So much was expected from him as he moved to Russia. But he didn’t light up the Russian league the way he did the dutch league. 3 goals in 20 games is a lean return, I for one am an admirer of the player. But to get mentioned or invited to the National team you need to be on the top of your game and performing regularly. Henry onyekuru is currently ahead of him in the Super Eagles and there are still players like kalu, simon etc. He needs more consistency. Then maybe the coach of the Super Eagles will invite him again.

  • _Ejuke: he needs more numbers_

    Super Eagles dashing winger Chidera Ejuke will be hoping for more nights like the one against Rotor Volgograd where he managed to find the back of the net and subsequently netted himself the man-of-the-match award.

    Having gone 13 games without scoring in the league – with his last goal coming against Dynamo Moscow on 18 of October last year – the 23 year old winger opened the scoring for CSKA in 45 minutes against Rotor yesterday.

    Playing at left wing, Ejuke received a pass just outside-right of the 18 yard box before eloquently setting himself up to lock and load en route unleashing a torpedo that blasted through a body of defenders and past the hapless goalkeeper for CSKA’s first goal.

    The opposition defence were always sowing the dragon’s teeth by not closing Ejuke down quickly.

    Before that effort, the 1-capped Super Eagle had peppered Rotor’s back line relentlessly; driving through them at will and finding space from tight spots with sweeping leg movements.

    As early as the 1st minute, Ejuke drove deep into the opposition 18 yard box before leaving the defender for dead and cutting back to his strike partner Rondon whose shot crashed the bar.

    He was at it again in 7 minutes having dribbled and driven past 3 defenders like a hot knife through butter before his deflected cross deep in the 18 yard box sailed agonisingly wide.

    After that he ran and turned a defender inside out before launching a ferocious shot that went wide off the mark. His body language showed how disappointed he was at not finding the back of the net at that point.

    And when his goal came in 45 minutes, his celebration showed more of relief than rejoice for a winger who had himself expected to have scored more goals by now.

    Ejuke continued to be as busy as bee in the second half with a tastefully delivered long range right foot shot in 61 minutes which unfortunately failed to go through the body of defenders on that occasion. Still, the goalkeeper had to scramble to prevent the rebound off a defender from dropping into the net.

    After Rondon’s goal in 70 minutes, there was no way back for the opposition: 2:0 it ended in favour of CSKA Moscow.

    As for Ejuke, whilst one can never fault his work ethics, intensity, drive and application, he would need to add more assists and goals to his game.

    He has played in all of the 20 games he has been available for since joining the Muscovites, scoring a meagre 3 goals and providing a measly 2 assists.

    These stats were deemed insufficient for him to attract Super Eagles invitation for March Afcon qualifiers with Rohr electing for Chukwueze, Onyekuru and others.

    Hopefully his hard work and efforts will be crowned with enough numbers to attract future Super Eagles invites because I believe he is a player who can make all the difference in Nigeria’s push for greatness in games to come.

  • pompei 4 months ago

    Hope to see this guy in future SE games. Ebeano player.


    • Chima E Samuels 4 months ago

      Guy is a baller, quality movements like Neymar, there’s too much talent right now in the country.

  • This guy plays intelligently, even if some parts of his game may still need more polishing. With Chukwueze starting to take his starter’s shirt for granted with sloppy, predictable play and dwindling outputs, I’m puzzled why Rohr still thinks this guy who proved himself in the few minutes he played in the SE shirt belongs in his standby list. This guy needs to be on the main list to put some regular starters on their toes.

    • Sammy 4 months ago

      I don’t think it’s realistic to expect Rohr to drop a guy playing regularly for a side challenging near the top of La Liga for a guy that plays in Russia who’s not even producing the numbers.

      Rohr may well drop Chukwueze if his inconsistent form continues at the nations cup, but his place will be taken by one or more of Moses Simon, Henry Onyekuru, Ademola Lookman, Joel Bazee (Hannover 96), and Alex Iwobi, who might be moved to the flanks to accommodate Michael Olise who I hear has a big role earmarked for him in the Super Eagles.

      I think it might be too late for Ejaria unless he goes on a tear between now and June when World Cup qualifiers start.