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ANOTHER NIGERIAN CLOSE TO JOINING RUSSIAN SIDE

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Hot on the heels of Henty Ezekiel agreeing a four year deal with Lokomotive Moscow and Aaron Samuel waiting for results of his medical checks before concluding a move to CSKA Moscow another Nigerian is few details away from moving to Russia as well.

Bright Dike who is presently on trial with Amkar Perm wore named jersey for the team in a friendly game against Ahmed Musa’s CSKA Moscow which ended 0-0 raising suggestions a deal to sign him might be imminent.

Dike and his other counterpart on trial Roman Gigolaev both shirts with their names on it in the friendly game which the 28 year old Nigerian gave a good impression of himself troubling the backline of CSKA Moscow with his pace and power.

The two cap Nigeria forward missed out on selection for the World Cup in Brazil with a knee ligament injury that appears to have slowed down his career as he has made just competitive seven appearances since then which came in disappointing spells at San Antonio Scorpions FC and Toronto FC.

Presently Amkar Perm have out of favour Nigeria midfielder Fengor Ogude in their ranks as well as Brian Idowu who although holds a Russian passport was born to Nigerian parents.