Czech Champions Slavia Prague Signs Nigerian Midfielder


Nigeria midfielder Ubong Ekpai has linked up with Prague based Czech Fortuna liga Champions Slavia Prague after the expiration of his contract with Viktoria Plzen, reports.

Former Nigerian U23 pens down a 3 year contract linking up with Coach Jindřich Trpišovský, who was deteremined to have him in his squad after coaching him and witnessing his wonders at Slovan Liberec in the 2016/2017 season.

He joins Nigerian international Peter Olayinka and fellow Africans Ibrahim Traore of Ivory Coast and Abdallah Sima of Senegal at Slavia Prague who where invicibles last season.

Ekpai, 25, had numerous offers outside of Czech Republic but had is heart turned after Coach Jindřich led Slavia Prague who have won the League 3 times in row came calling with UEFA Champions League football.

” I’m Super excited for this new chapter, Slavia is the biggest side in Czech with great history, a very competitive side who aim to win titles every year and my ambtions alligns with theirs it’s true Coach Jindřich played a key role in my choosing Slavia, i love him and he knows me in out, he gave me my debut in Czech fortuna liga, i can’t wait to get kicking for this great club”

The Empire as he is fondly called by his fans is determined to kick on after injuries limited him during his time at Viktoria Plzen, has is eyes set on claiming his first fortuna liga title and playing in the UEFA Champions League.

” Winning the league title will be a glorious feeling and i will help the team with my qualities to achieve that, i can’t wait to feature again in the UCL, the memories and goosebumps of playing against Real Madrid and Roma is still fresh”

He will hope to hit new heights in the new season after featuring for 4 different sides ( Slovan Liberec, Zilin, Plzen and Sk Dynamo) racking up 71 Liga appearances with 12 goals and 7 assist.


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