Chidera Ejuke Follows Ahmed Musa’s Huge Footsteps At CSKA Moscow

Chidera Ejuke Follows Ahmed Musa’s Huge Footsteps At CSKA Moscow

Super Eagles’ rookie winger, Chidera Ejuke is following the huge footsteps that were etched by Nigeria’s captain, Ahmed Musa at CSKA Moscow of Russia, as the new kid on the block is setting tongues wagging with the club.

Megasportsarena.com reports that Musa became an icon of the Moscow-based Russian Premier League in two separate stints, with several goals and trophies to his name.

While Musa’s feats with the Russian army-owned side completely dwarfed those of former Eagles’ defender, Chidi Odiah before him, Ejuke is on the verge of eclipsing those lofty marks.

Already, the former Valerenga of Norway and SC Heerenveen of Netherlands lad has enacted ratings that beat those of another Nigerian striker of the club’s past, Aaron Samuel Olanere, and he could still outshine Musa in the long run.

That is because he is just 23 years old and only in his second season with The Armymen, yet his value has escalated exponentially.

After netting three goals overall in his first season, following his celebrated arrival from Netherlands, Ejuke now has four goals in all competitions so far this season.

He set a record of 11 successful dribbles in a recent continental clash with Wolfsberfer of Austria and was early this week voted by CIES Observatory as the third best dribbling player of the current season in the world of football.

That came few days after world soccer governing body, FIFA ranked him 11th on their current virtual cards, thereby confirming the huge potentials of the 2017 Golden Eaglets’ invitee.

Although his dream of a breakthrough with the Eaglets was scuttled when the team failed to reach the FIFA U17 World Cup, Ejuke is now a full-fledged senior international.

His first cap with the Super Eagles came in an international friendly last year and he then dazzled brilliantly in a World Cup qualifier last month against Central African Republic.

The stage is now set for Ejuke to shine once more against Liberia on Monday in Lagos, but the bigger picture will be seeing him outshine the marks Musa created in Moscow.

“That boy reminds me of Austin Okocha, he can dribble any opponent he faces,” said s fan while watching Ejuke against CAR. Bimbo Adeola

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