Echiejile Terminates HJK Helsinki Contract

Echiejile Terminates HJK Helsinki Contract

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Finnish Veikkausliiga champions HJK Helsinki have announced that they have ended their association with Nigeria international and Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON winning defender, Elderson Echiejile, understands.

The left-back joined the Finnish powerhouse as a free agent in March, penning a guaranteed one-year deal until the end of the 2019 season, but has decided to move on to pastures new.

Echiejile played five matches for HJK, scoring twice and providing one assist but did not get playing time in the last three games contested by the club in the league.

”HJK and Elderson Echiéjilé have terminated their contract and Elderson will not continue with the HJK team,” HJK tweeted on Friday, June 28.

”We thank Elderson for his contribution to the team and the club and wish him all the best in the future. Thanks, Eddy.”

Aged 31, Echiejile was a member of the Super Eagles squad to the 2010 and 2018 World Cups and has 59 caps for the senior national team.

The Bendel Insurance product who lists Monaco, Rennes and Braga among his former clubs was a key member of the Super Eagles squad that won the AFCON in 2013.

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