Russian Premier League giants CSKA Moscow’s exciting forward Chidera Ejuke no doubt is one of the most talented player to come out of Nigeria, and his name is reverberating in his country and Russia for the good reasons, Completesports reports.
Due to his skill and tricks, Ejuke is often compared to legendary Super Eagles star midfielder Austin Jay Jay Okocha.
The 23-year-old is known for his solo runs during games, taking on opponents and mesmerizing them with his footwork thereby leaving them on his trail. This was evident during the Super Eagles’ 2022 World Cup qualifier away to Central African Republic in Cameroon earlier this month.
So far this season, Ejuke has netted four goals, had two assists in 12 league games for CSKA and has won back-to-back Player of the Month awards in the current campaign. Also, he is gradually becoming a regular for the Super Eagles, after appearing in their last three games in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
No wonder CSKA are celebrating Ejuke, who is regarded as one of their best signings in recent times by engaging their fans, who flood to their Instagram handle to react to a question posed by the club concerning their Nigerian star.
“How many opponents does it take to stop @chideraejukejr10?,” CSKA Moskow posted, on their Instagram page on Monday, with Ejuke photos, following the Nigerian’s sterling performance and a CmaTrends feat in their 3-1 home win against Krylya Sovetov Samara in a Russian Premier League game last Saturday.
Below are the excerpts from the Russian fans’ reactions in response to the question.
12h _aieai_: Ejuke – power
r.emelyanov: Why doesn’t Karpin [Russia coach, Valeri Georgievich Karpin] call him to the national team ??
samvel1991: At least let the entire opposing team circle themselves [to stop Ejuke]
m9ichuk85 A: if he enters the battle with Alanych. There is definitely no one [to stop him].
sultanov8253: He beats three of them sometimes
andrey_epifanov808: There are no such numbers here
Lookwoodman: Chidi [Chiderah] our gold reserve
kraskoden: The kind of the team [Ejuke plays against] is necessary .. although he sometimes beats himself.
konanykhinaleksandr: Ejuke is an excellent purchase, that potato daddy
mr.leha.ryabov.79: Don’t jinx it!
custom_knives_0672: One Armenian
b_m_v_0_5 7: Kante , 4 Kimmich and 12 Ramos
sashkajuk4269: He certainly did well, but if he didn’t delay the transmission (should have done the transmission faster)
my_another_world_13: One kufre
with Spartak Ejuke, it was as if 10 was not on the pitch
pilip93: In a couple of years they will sell him for normal money
richardinstructor: is it necessary at all, most often he overestimates himself
sergty750rus: Ejuke is still a year old [in CSKA Moscow] and he will be the top [man] of the team
7684_igor: Well done
_c.h.a.m.p.i.o.n_: Forward CSKA!
pantic192: Partizan CSKA
sergey.markosov: A pair of opponents with a battery on their back.
kirillvas_rbw_: One sensible [player]
sergo_nickname: Will he outshine Musa?
stanislaw_lawrow: None at all if Chidi [Chidera] doesn’t want to be stopped.
matmusaev10: 12 [players]