Ex Flyings Eagles Star Igoh Ogbu Signs Four-year Contract With Slavia Prague

Ex Flyings Eagles Star Igoh Ogbu Signs Four-year Contract With Slavia Prague

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Czech Republic champions Slavia Prague have announced the signing of former Nigerian U-20 defender Igoh Ogbu on a four-year deal.

The club confirmed the contract on its official website on Friday with Ogbu, a member of the Flying Eagles squad to the 2019 FIFA World Cup, switching from Norwegian top-flight outfit Lilleström.

Club manager Jindrich Trpisovsky has confessed his delight at finally getting his primary target.

“He is a player we have been talking about for a long time, we were already interested in him during the summer transfer window,” Jindrich said.

“He really caught our attention, but unfortunately it didn’t work out in the summer for many reasons.

“Our interest continued, we continued to follow him. After long and complicated negotiations, the transfer has now been successful.

“We are really happy about it, he is the player we were looking for typologically.”

A centre-back by trade, Ogbu is dominant in ground and air battles, and can also threaten going forward.

Ogbu has represented Nigeria at youth level. He made seven appearances for the Flying Eagles, two of which were at the U-20 World Cup in 2019.

He will team up with compatriots Peter Olayinka and Moses Usor at Slavia.

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