Nigeria Rio 2016 Ace Fails To Bag Deal With Lillestroem After Trials

166 understands that Nigeria U-23 defender Ndifreke Effiong won’t be offered a deal by Norwegian side Lillestroem after failing to impress the team handlers during a short trial.

Effiong spent around three weeks with the Norwegian side before returning back to Nigeria in February, where he has returned to playing league games for Abia Warriors.

Sparingly used by Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympics, there were reports that talks over a possible contract is ongoing with Lillestroem, but our checks revealed he has been told he won’t be offered a deal.

The club presently has one Nigerian who is still testing with them in Mathias Ogwuche Adah in their training camp in Spain, after letting Effiong and Shammah Tanze leave over failure to impress.

Presently Lillestroem has two Nigerians Innocent Bonke and Ifeanyi Matthew on their payroll following the transfer of Fred Friday in the summer to Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.

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