Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi joins Danish club Sonderjyke after a failed move to newly-promoted Crotone.

The 27-year-old African Cup of Nations winner signed a one-year contract with the club with an option of two more years.

Onazi told Sonderjyke the official website after he was unveiled by the Danish team.

“I am very happy to have signed here in SonderjyskE, and I am grateful the club has given me this opportunity,” Onazi told the club website.

OnaziOnazi“I hope I can make a difference and my ambition is to help the team finish as high as possible in the table.

“I am a player who likes to take responsibility and work hard for things, and I will do the same here in SonderjyskE. I am very dedicated to this task and I look forward to playing for the club.”

SonderjyskE Sports director Hans Jorgen Haysen has expressed his side’s delight to secure the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner.

“He is a player with a good CV, and he has played lots of matches in Serie A and in the Turkish league as well as a lot of national matches,” Haysen said.

“Why he is standing here today, it is due to the injury that put a dent in the wheel for him in 2019, and that is our luck because otherwise, we would not have been close to picking up a player with that CV.

“We believe that we can get him back on track, but we are also aware that it may take a few weeks before he is back at full speed for 90 minutes.

“He has been without a club in recent months, so now he must have beaten his form in training and have some ball in his legs again, but fortunately we have a skilled staff that can help him on the right path, and we believe he will be a big win for us.

“He is a central midfielder who has a good drive, he is good on the ball and he can cover a large area. We have been looking for a midfielder who has different prerequisites than those we already have, and it has been crucial that we have brought something in here at the end of the transfer window.”

Onazi left Turkish Super Lig side Denizlispor after only playing nine league games for the club at the end of the 2019-20 season.

He could make his debut for his new club when they face Brondby in a Danish Superliga game on October 18.

 

 

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