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Russian Club Lokomotiv Moscow Signs Nigerian Defender Brian Idowu

Valentine Chinyem

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Russian Champions Lokomotiv Moscow have completed the signing of 26-year-old Super Eagles of Nigeria full back, Bryan Oladapo Idowu on a three year deal from Amkar Perm.

“National team of Nigeria defender Bryan Idowu has signed a three-year contract with Lokomotiv Moscow,” the club announced in a statement on its website.

Brian whose father is a Nigerian and his mother, half Nigerian-half Russian, played for Amkar Perm of Russia, last season before the club went into administration and declared bankruptcy.

“I am very glad to switch to Lokomotiv. I’m really looking forward to joining the team at the training camp,” an excited Brian Idowu told the club’s website.

“As a child I watched the matches of “Loco” in the Champions League – against Real and Inter. The whole country was proud of the team!

“I’m happy to be acquainted with Alexander Kolomeitsev, with whom I played together in Perm. The rest of the guys know about the matches of Amkar against Lokomotiv.”

Lokomotiv Moscow who won the Russian Premier League title last season, would feature in the UEFA Champions League next season.

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