Ifeanyi, Orji, Babatunde Gets Deals In Morocco


Three fringe players in the Nigerian national team are bound to start plying their trade in Morocco from the second half of this year, as various deals are said to be on the cards for Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Orji Kalu and Michael Babatunde at two clubs in the North African nation.

The report states that Orji and Ifeanyi are in talks with Moroccan side Ittihad Tanger over a move to the champions of the first tier league in Morocco popularly called Botola Maroc Telecom league for sponsorship reasons.

Kalu and Ifeanyi were part of the Nigerian team to the last African Nations Championship which was held in Morocco with Nigeria finishing as runners up after losing 0-4 to the host in the final game.

However the duo did enough to impress the technical hierarchy of the Champions of Morocco who are now in advanced talks with the duo over a move as part of their plans to revamp their squad for the CAF Champions League.

A central defender by trade Kalu has been around the Nigeria Professional Football League ( NPFL) for a while now and aside making the squad to the last two CHAN Championship, he has also trained with the main senior national team ‎in the past.

Orji only recently joined NPFL high fliers Kano Pillars but he could be on his way out of the team in the coming days as negotiations are progressing nicely over his transfer.

The Jos-born Orji has previously featured for Heartland and Enugu Rangers will undergo a routine medical today with Mouloudia Club d’Oujda before signing a three-year contract with the Moroccan club.

Orji, who signed a short-term deal with Kano Pillars recently, departed Nigeria on Wednesday for Morocco.

He is due back in Nigeria on Monday, before rejoining the team in time for pre-season training in Spain.

Mouloudia Club d’Oujda monitored the experienced central defender, who recently had a short-lived spell in Albania, during the CHAN staged in Morocco.

Former Nigeria youth international Ifeanyi plays for Akwa United in the NPFL and just like Kalu he has also trained with the senior national team but it is with the B team of the Nigerian side that he established himself as a regular.


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