Nigerian International Winger Ejike Uzoenyi Signs with Ajax Cape Town

South African Premier Soccer League side Ajax Cape Town recruited and signed 29-year-old Nigerian winger Ejike Uzoenyi to a deal through 2021, confirmed the club on Wednesday.

Uzoenyi, who was part of the Nigeria 2014 FIFA World Cup squad, has been training with the club for close to a month.

The club posted said in a statement on their site that Uzoenyi was the star of the 2014 African Nations Cup (CHAN) tournament hosted in South Africa and that he was also part of the Super Eagles team that qualified for the FIFA World Cup hosted in Brazil that same year.

He made a name for himself in his homeland for Enyimba and Enugu Rangers, Uzoenyi then joined French club Rennes before making a permanent move to South Africa shortly after the 2014 CHAN Tournament, where he was crowned as the competition’s Player of the Tournament.

Uzoenyi struggled for game time at both Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits, with who he won the Absa Premiership title last season, due to injury and will be hoping that a return to the Mother City will ignite something special.

The fleet footed attacker scored a brace at Cape Town Stadium as Nigeria knocked hosts South Africa out of the 2014 CHAN showpiece, prompting then Minister of Sports Fikile Mbalula to infamously refer to Bafana Bafana as a ‘bunch of losers’.

Uzoenyi is on a more diplomatic visit in Cape Town this time around and hopes to bring success to the club’s loyal supporters.

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