In from Nifemi Daniel…
There are strong indications that Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike, may stay with his Turkish club Fenerbahçe after resuming training with the club last week.
He has had his troubles in Turkey recently. He subbed himself out of a game in March after booing from his own fans and expressed his dismay at being in the Fenerbahce team.
The Nigerian has scored just four goals in 25 appearances this season but had a good record with previous club Spartak Moscow.
Emenike resumed pre-season training with The Yellow Canaries last week and was well received by a new coach and his colleague, though a section of the media in central Europe still believe the star remains unsure of his future.
Meanwhile, out-of-favour Super Eagles right-wing-back, Efe Ambrose might yet stick with Celtic of Scotland into the coming season, following reports that the club has left his name off a list of players heading for the exit door this summer.
Celtic manager, Ronny Deila, has omitted the name of the defender from his chop-list, as the manager admitted he wants to offload five players over the summer.
This development comes despite earlier reports that Celtic have already signed central defender, Dedryck Boyata to replace Jason Denayer, but Ambrose’s place appears left intact.
This comes after Deila disclosed that he is hoping to trim the squad from 27 outfield players to 22, and Derk Boerrigter, Amido Balde and Dylan McGeouch could be on their way out of Celtic Park.
“Some players need to try to find another club. It’s not fun to be in a situation that you don’t play. We want a smaller squad so we can get youngsters in to train with us from our academy.
“It is hard for me to see them every day and give them what they need as well. So it is best for everyone,” Deila told The Scotsman.
Meanwhile, forgotten Super Eagles midfielder, Sunday Mba, has signed for Portuguese Primeira Liga side, Boavista after two years in the wilderness.
Mba who was the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 hero, joined lowly French club, CA Bastia despite several offers at his disposals.
At that time, Bastia were campaigning in the second tier Ligue 2, but got relegated at the end of the past term, only to offer Mba an extension offer, which the attacking-midfielder promptly rejected and was formally able to join Boavista.
Boavista finally gave Mba a new lifeline to eventually catapult his career at club level, after he failed to strike a deal with Bastia in the January transfer window.
The French club demanded €400,000, but Mba opted to be a free agent and has now signed the deal brokered by UK based agent, Tony Harris, who recommended the player to Boavista.
He now joins fellow-Nigerians Uche Nwofor, Reuben Gabriel and Michael Uchebo at the club that once paid the wages of ex-international, Richard Owubokiri and former youth star, Oladapo Olufemi.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles second choice goalkeeper, Austin Ejide may likely quit Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel after being linked with several Turkish club.
Details of the latest transfer angle swirling round the underachieving shot-stopper, who has previously played for Bastia of France after a stint with Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia, reveal that the future of Ejide – and probably the last days of his career – could be in Turkey.
Officials of Turkish Super Lig clubs in Antalyaspor, Akhisar Belediyespor and Eskişehirspor are already discussing with his agents over a possible transfer this summer.
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