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FOOTBALL: Kalu, Maja, Ighalo And Other Nigerian Stars That Moved In The January Transfer Window

The winter transfer window ended at 11:59 PM on Monday, and it was quite a busy winter for some Nigerian players.

Super Eagles striker Kingsley Eduwo left UAE side Al-Orooba for Tunisian giants Esperance on a free transfer.

The former Lobi stars man spent just a year in UAE before returning to the continent.

Nigerian wonder-kid Akinkunmi Amoo dumped Hammarby for Danish side FC Copenhagen.

 Amoo joins Nigerian forward Paul Mukairu, who just moved to the Danish side.

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo was also on the move in January, as he left the Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab for rivals Al Hilal.

The 32-year-old scored 13 goals in 19 appearances this season before Al Hilal snapped him for 2.9 million euros.

Nigerian winger Ahmad Ghali joined Czech Republic side Slovan Liberec from AS Trencin for an undisclosed fee.

It was a massive step down for Super Eagles striker Simy Nwankwo, who moved from Serie A strugglers Salernitana to Serie B strugglers Parma.

The Nigerian star arrived at Salernitana last summer, but he has struggled to cut it with his newly-promoted side as he scored just one goal in 19 appearances.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles forward Samuel Kalu will look to revive his career at Premier League side Watford.

Kalu, who joined the Hornets for a three million euros fee, has joined the long list of Nigerians at Vicarage road.

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi joined Saudi Arabia club Al-Adalah as a free agent after almost two months without a club.

The Nigerian star last played for Turkish side Denizlispor, but his stay was a short one, as he spent just three months at the side.

Swedish side Norrköpings added to their list of Nigerian stars after they secured the services of 26-year-old right-back Godswill Ekpolo.

Ekpolo joined as a free agent after his contract with BK Hacken expired.

Hungarian giants Ferencvarosi have added Nigerian striker Fortune Bassey to their squad after a 1.5 million euros deal with Ceske Budejovice.

Super Eagles midfielder Innocent Bonke missed out on the Nations Cup, but he secured a move to Lorient after four years at Malmo.

The Nigerian star refused to renew his contract with the Swedish champions, and he joined the Lorient on a free transfer.

Nigerian winger Solomon-Otabor joined Ukrainian side Rukh Lviv on a free transfer.

Nigerian midfielder James Igbekeme secured a season-long loan to USA side Columbus Crew from Real Zaragoza.

Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has joined Israeli side Hapoel Nor HaGail as a free agent.

Super Eagles star Josh Maja sealed a six-month loan deal to English Championship side Stoke City from Bordeaux.

The Nigerian striker was on loan at Fulham last season, but he was unable to help the cottagers preserve their Premier League status.

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