After Victor Moses Joins Spartak Moscow On Loan, Here Are Nigerian Who Have Played For The Muscovite
Former Nigeria International Victor Moses has completed his transfer to Russian Football powerhouse Spartak Moscow. The experience midfielder cum winger has joined the Muscovite on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
Moses becomes the 4th Nigerian player to wear the jerseys of the ten times Russian Champions.
In this article, we have compiled the list of some Nigerian footballers who have played for Spartak in the past.
Nigerian football star, Emmanuel Emenike was a Spartak Moscow player for three productive years, having signed from Turkish club FK Fenerbahce.
The bullying attacker got signed by the Russian Premier League side in 2011 and left the Muscovites in 2013, when he returned to his former Turkish employers.
Emenike days in Russia was arguably one of the best by a Nigerian player, and the striker went ahead to score 24-goals in as many games for the capital team.
Okon Flo Essien
Born in Calabar, the veteran Nigerian forward flew the flag of Spartak Moscow for two seasons. Essien, who joined the Muscovite from Nigerian side, Dolphin in 2001, played in the UEFA Champions League and was with the Russian club till 2003. The Nigerian attacker was part of the club's league success in 2001 and featured in 17-games across his two years stay in the capital.
Nigerian defender, Samuel Seyi Ogunsanya got signed to Spartak Moscow in 2002, after he showed like a million stars in the Nigerian Premier League with Eyimba FC. The former Super Eagles reliable back-man didn't enjoy a fruithful spell with the 'Red and White' before he was chiped out of the club. He appeared twice for Spartak as the club finished third in 2002/2003 season.
All the players mentioned have no doubt made Nigeria proud one way or another.
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