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IMOH EZEKIEL BIDS GOODBYE TO ANDERLECHT

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Nigeria U-23 striker,Imoh Ezekiel said his goodbye to the fans of his loan side Anderlecht after their 2-0 win over Zulte- Waregem in the Championship playoff in Belgium.

Ezekiel played the last 13 minutes of the encounter to bring to 20 his number of appearances for the team this season but failed to add to his solitary strike this season which came on the 29th of October 2015.

His future is still unclear but they are reports citing him as an option for Olympique Marseille in France who are set to lose their top striker Mitchy Batshuayi in the summer.

However any transfer can only be sanctioned by his parent owners Al-Arabi of Qatar who are yet to disclose their plans for the 22 year old as at the time of filing in this report.

The former 36 Lions forward reportedly turned down a move to the lucrative Chinese Super League in January to finish the season in Europe and they are indications he doesn’t want to return to Qatar as he favours a stay in Europe.

He will have an opportunity to put himself in the shop window of many European teams if he excels for Nigeria at the Olympic games although he is not yet guarantee a spot in the team.

Nigeria’s Olympic team has fierce competition for spots but Ezekiel who was outstanding in their shock 1-0 friendly win over Brazil will have another opportunity to press his claims for a spot with a strong showing at the upcoming South Korea invitational tournament which Nigeria are set to participate in.

*Daniel Martins