Imoh Ezekiel adds to Nigerian contingent in Turkey

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Imoh Ezekiel of Nigeria, Pa Konate of Sweden
Imoh Ezekiel of Nigeria, Pa Konate of Sweden

One-cap Nigeria international Imoh Ezekiel has become the latest Super Eagle to move to the Super Lig, with the striker being unveiled by Konyaspor on Friday.

Ezekiel, who was one of Nigeria’s standout players at last summer’s Rio 2016 Olympics football event, moves from Qatari club Al-Arabi SC, bringing an end to his spell in the Middle East following his big-money transfer from Standard Liege in 2014.

Konyaspor confirmed the deal on their official website and revealed that the striker has put pen to paper on a three-year deal in Turkey.

“I want to prove myself here,” he told Konyaspor.org.tr. “I thank [Konyaspor] very much for giving me this chance.

“My goal is to adapt quickly,” Ezekiel added. “I saw our fans on the internet. I’m really excited and want them to know that I will do everything I can to satisfy that passion and hunger.”

The forward, who will wear the number 39 in Turkey, may hope that a return to Europe will boost his chances of featuring for Nigeria, particularly in a World Cup year.

Ezekiel will join Elderson Echiejile and William Troost-Ekong in the Super Lig next season after both internationals completed moves to Turkey.

Echiejile moved to Sivasspor on a one-year loan deal on Friday, while Troost-Ekong joined Bursaspor from KAA Gent on Saturday.



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