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Chidera Ejuke; The Nigerian Yet Untapped Football Jewel – Fajembola Olamide

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BY: Fajembola Olamide Emmanuel

July 15, 2019, Dutch Club Heerenveen announced the signing of Super Eagles U20 forward, Chidera Ejuke From Valenranga, the 22 years old have been the name in mouths of many since then, as he has been linked to many big European heavyweights.

Born 2 January 1998 in Nigeria, he began his career at Supreme Court FC Abuja before moving to Gombe United in the Nigerian Professional football league, after a year in the NPFL he was scouted and signed by Norwegian Club Vålerenga where he played from 2017 till 2019 making 58 appearances and finding the back of the net 15 times.

Chidera Ejuke in training

He reportedly refused interests from top European clubs like Lazio before finally making a 2 million euros switch to Dutch club SC Heerenveen, and his form in the Netherlands Eredivisie has only increased the speculations over him and that has made him one of the most coveted players currently in Europe. Papers in the Netherlands have mentioned him as one of the players targeted to replace Hakim Ziyech in Ajax and Italian clubs like Lazio are also showing interest in the versatile Nigerian forward, how well has the Nigerian forward been doing for SC Heerenveen this season is a reason enough for all these interests.

The versatile attacker can comfortably play on both flanks and also as an attacking Midfielder, his performances for SC Heerenveen in September 2019 saw him named as the Eredivisie player of the month, the right-footed attacker has contributed in 14 of SC Heerenveen goals this season, scoring 10 and assisting 4, and his average dribbles per game of 4.1 puts him amongst one of the league best dribblers, his balance on the ball makes him hard to dispossess, We won’t have to wait far too long before we see Chidera Ejuke in one of the top European Clubs.

Chidera Ejuke Displaying his U-21 Eredivisie Player of the Month Award.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will surely be having a great talent to call upon whenever needed, with such talent in him, surely Chidera Ejuke is a Jewel in the Making for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.


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