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Ex-Super Eagles striker Brian Idowu joins Khimki


Former Nigerian international, Brian Idowu, has signed a permanent deal with Khimki from Russian Premier League club Lokomotiv Moscow.

The left-back spent the 2020/21 season on loan with Khimki where he scored three goals and provided two assists in 30 appearances across all competitions.

The Nation reported that Idowu was pleased to have signed a two-year contract with Khimki with an option of a year extension.

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“I liked what we were able to do with Khimki last season,” Idowu told the club website.

“It was a good football year for the team, a good season for me individually, and I want the next one to be even better.”

“I feel comfortable here: great guys, qualified coaching staff. Lots of ambition, I wonder what will happen next and what we can show together with this team. ”

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The last time Idowu was called up by Nigeria’s Coach, Gernot Rohr, was against Ukraine in an international friendly match in September 2019.

The 29-year-old will be hoping to impress the German tactician when the new 2021/22 season starts with the Super Eagles set to start their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in September 2021.

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He has played 10 international matches for Nigeria and scored one goal.