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EXCLUSIVE: Ekpai Concludes Loan Switch To Slovan Liberec From Maccabi Haifa

Former Akwa United forward Ubong Ekpai will in the next few days complete a loan move to Czech Republic Europa League campaigners Slovan Liberec, Owngoalnigeria.com understands.

The presence of foreign players at Maccabi Haifa made the Israeli side to make him available for a season long loan deal but not just to any team but to a team playing continental football in Europe.

He arrived Slovan Liberec two weeks ago and scored in a friendly game few hours upon his arrival but talks stalled due to the high wage he commands at the Israeli side which the Czech were unable to match.

However a breakthrough we reportedly gathered has been made for the man who scored Nigeria Under-23s lone goal against Brazil in a shock 1-0 friendly tie win against the host of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Ekpai’s move to the Czech side will see him spend the entire 2016/2017 season on loan at the team that finished third last season with an option for Slovan Liberec to buy him permanently next summer.