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Ezeji joins Rangers



Legendary Nigeria striker, Victor Ezeji has joined Enugu Rangers ahead of the 2012/13 season.

The prolific forward joins the Flying Antelopes from his home town club, Sharks.

Following the completion of the move for an undisclosed fee, Ezeji thus puts to bed, rumours about his future which has been an issue of great debate following the conclusion of the 2011/12 Nigeria Premier League (NPL) season.

"Everyone who follows Nigerian football knows what Enugu Rangers represents in Nigerian football. This is a traditional club and the fact that they are playing in next season’s Caf Champions League was an important factor in me making a decision on this,” Ezeji exclusively told supersport.com.

The veteran attacker then took the time to outline his objectives at his new club.

“Rangers were pipped at the post as regards the NPL title last season. I want to see that I help the club win the title this season.

“The Champions League title is also important to the club and having played with three different clubs (Enyimba, Dolphins and Club Africain of Tunisia) in the competition, I believe I have the experience to help my teammates achieve good things on the competition this season.

“I am happy to join Rangers and I will give my best as always to help the club win things this season,” he said.

Ezeji scored six goals in 22 appearances for Sharks last season.

Profile

Full Name: Victor Okemka Ezeji

Date of Birth: 09/06/81

Position: Forward, Winger

International Caps: 6

International debut v Angola: August 2002 Afcon qualifiers 0-0

Education: B. Sc Accounting (University of Port Harcourt)

League debut v Jasper United (1996)

World University Games, Palma, Mallorca, Spain (1999)

Clubs: Sharks, Eagle Cement (now Dolphins), Enyimba, Dolphins, Club Africain

Awards/Honours

Joint-top scorer with Ghanaian striker, Joetex Frimpong with 16 goals

NPL: Eagle Cement (defunct Professional League 1997), Enyimba 2003, Dolphins (2004)

Caf Champions League Winner, 2003: (Enyimba)

Runner-up Caf Confederation Cup, 2005: (Dolphins)

Coca-Cola FA Cup (now Federation Cup): 2004, 2006, 2007 (Dolphins)

Coca-Cola FA Cup Most Valuable Player (MVP) 2004, 2006 (Dolphins)

Coca-Cola FA Cup Highest Goal Scorer Award 2006 (Dolphins 9 goals)

Federation Cup silver: 2009 (Sharks)

Most outstanding player in the Nigeria Premier League (2009)

Wafu Cup (Club): Gold/Cup, 2010 (Sharks)

Wafu Cup: Silver, 2011 (Nigeria)

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