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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Greek Soccer Lures Nigerian Players Again

Greece is not your average favorite football destination for Nigerian footballers, even though Nigeria has had some good representation in the past. Late Nigerian legend Rashidi Yekini and Haruna Babangida were once in the books of Olympiakos Piraeus and former Super Eagles left-back Ifeanyi Udeze enjoyed time at PAOK, where he was a fans favorite in his four-year stay with the Yellow and Black. Others like Babajide Ogunsoto and Benjamin Onwuachi also put Nigeria on the map in the land of the Euro 2006 winners as the physical nature of Nigerians were well appreciated by the Greeks. The cash crunch in certain parts of Europe especially Greece, precipitated a lull in Nigerian players moving to the Greek Super League to play professional football. But there seems to be a change now, as a band of players are representing Nigeria in the Super League and trying to make a name for themselves in Greece in the 2013-2014 season.