Uchebo’s World Cup Gamble Fails

Uchebo’s World Cup Gamble Fails

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Uche Uchebo who had hoped to use the World Cup in Brazil as a shop window for a big move in Europe is still holed up in Enugu with rumours he could now be on his way to Russia.

The giant forward, who was nicknamed ‘Flavour’ after a lookalike music star by his teammates at the World Cup, was a highly controversial selection by coach Stephen Keshi for Brazil 2014.

The 24-year-old former Enugu Rangers star scored seven goals in 55 appearances at Cercle Brugge since he moved there in 2012 from Dutch club VVV Venlo.

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However, he is not listed by the Belgian club for the new season and it is now believed his two-year contract there was not extended.

“Uchebo is still in Enugu since after the World Cup, he has yet to return to Europe,” a top source informed AfricanFootball.com

“He is training with the Enugu All-Stars.”

“What we are hearing is that he may now move to Russia, but nothing has really been confirmed.”

He has so far rebuffed media interviews.

He scored a goal against Scotland in a pre-World Cup game in London bfore he was picked for Brazil 2014, where he enjoyed 24 minutes of action in a 3-2 loss to Argentina.

He famously attended trials at Stoke City and Scottish champions Celtic.

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