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Russian Club Unveil Flying Eagles Left Back

Sochi Football Club of  Russia has unveiled Flying Eagles left-back Solomon Agbalaka after he completed a season-long loan transfer to the Russian club from Broad City FC in Lagos.

Sochi, the Russian first-division club side confirmed the signing of the Nigerian on Wednesday, 9 August, 2023.

The 19-year-old defender was an outstanding player for Nigeria during the last U-20 Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup in Argentina in June. He played every minute of Nigeria’s games in both competitions and won the Man of the Match Award once at the Nations Cup.

Agbalaka has been tipped for a move abroad since the Flying Eagles ouster from the competition with reports of several offers from Germany and Belgium.

However, Agbalaka hope of playing continental football may be dashed unless he leaves the Russian league next summer. This is because UEFA has banned all Russian clubs from competing in their competitions indefinitely because of the Russian-Ukrainian war.

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