A 19-year-old Nigerian goalkeeper, Joseph Kelachukwu, has signed a one year contract with CSM Unirea Alba Lulia FC of Romania.
Kelachukwu, until his recent contract was the number one choice goalkeeper of Ejike Ugboaja FC of Abuja, Nigeria, a non-league side.
In a chat with Blueprint, Kelachukwu said he was happy that he is going to take his career to a professional level where he hope to come back one day to render his service to the nation.
However, he vowed to represent Nigeria well in his foreign club, while appreciating the management of CSM Unirea Alba Lulia for finding him worthy to play for them and to the management of Ejike Ugboaja FC for given him the opportunity to showcase his talent to the world.
He said, “I am ready to give my best to my new club as I prepare to join my teammates on Saturday over there in Romania.
In his reaction, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ejike Ugboaja FC, Christopher Ejike Ugboaja said, the signing of Kelachukwu will open doors for others, adding that they’ve got good players in the club who can be the likes of Ronaldo, Messi, Okocha, Kanu and the rest of great players in the world.
He said, the objective of the club was to raise good players, send them abroad so that they will come back in future to serve their fathers’ land.
“I served Nigeria as a basketball player in all grade competitions, including Olympics, so what we are doing here is to train players who will come back to serve their father land just as I did,” he said.