Super Eagles defender Chigozie Awaziem has joined Croatian club HNK Hajduk on loan from Bonavista FC.
The 25-year-old Nigeria international penned a one-year loan deal with an option to make the contract permanent at the end of the season and will wear the jersey number 25.
The deal was confirmed on the club’s official website: “HNK Hajduk and Boavista have agreed on a one-year loan for stopper Chidozie [Awaziem] with an option to purchase the contract at the end of the current season”.
Hajduk sports director Mindaugas described Awaziem as a player with very good technical and tactical skills.
“He is a player with very good technical and tactical skills and excellent physical characteristics,” Mindaugas told the same portal.
“During his career, he played at the highest level of football in some of the strongest European leagues.
“He is a standard member of the Nigerian national team. With his qualities, he will surely contribute to the quality of our defense, and he will bring a new dimension to the team. It absolutely fits into our style and model of the game considering all the mentioned characteristics, including the psychological ones.”
Meanwhile, Awaziem said on signing the deal: “I know that Split is a beautiful city and that the fans are very passionate and that they love football. I also like football, so we are very similar in that.
“I came to Split to give my best and to fulfil our goals.”
Awaziem launched his career in Nigeria with El-Kanemi, and in 2014 he moved to Porto’s football academy. He made his debut for the Super Eagles 2017.