Azubuike Okechukwu joins Istanbul Basaksehir on loan from Pyramids FC

Azubuike Okechukwu joins Istanbul Basaksehir on loan from Pyramids FC

- Azubuike Okechukwu joins Turkish League side Istanbul Basaksehir FK on loan

- The midfielder spent second half of last term at Caykur Rizespor scoring once in 12 games

- Okechukwu was part of the Nigerian U-23 team that won bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil

Nigeria international Azubuike Okechukwu has completed a season long loan move to Turkish topflight side Istanbul Basaksehir FK from Pyramids FC this summer.

The 22-year-old was part of coach Samson Siasia's team that won bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games staged in Brazil. He featured five times for the team at the end of the tourney.

He spent the send half of last season at Caykur Rizespor - scoring one goal in 12 Super Lig appearances for the Karadeniz Atmacası.

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The former Bayelsa United midfielder will now be campaigning for Istanbul Basaksehir FK until the end of 2020 season after joining them from the Egyptian side Pyramids FC.

Having secured his signature for the next year, the club wrote on their official website that: "Our club hired Okechukwu Azubuike from Egyptian team Pyramids Football Club for 1 year,"

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"Our club CEO Mustafa Erogut took part in the signing ceremony of the successful midfielder who played for Çaykur Rizespor Club last season.

"We welcome Azubuike to our family and wish you success with our orange-blue shirt." the wrote on their website. earlier reported that David Okereke, Nigeria U-23 star appears to have sealed a mega deal to Club Brugge in last eight years after completing a four-year switch valued at €8m from Italian Serie B outfit Spezia Calcio.

According to reports, the 21-year-old Dream Team VII star is expected to replace Brazilian ace Wesley Moraes, who sealed a move to Premier League returnee Aston Villa in June.

At the last count, Okereke netted 10 times along with 12 assists in 33 matches across all competitions for Spezia last campaign, helping the club to finish sixth in Serie B log. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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