Nigeria’s Tyronne Ebuehi signs for Benfica

Nigeria’s Tyronne Ebuehi signs for Benfica
Tyronne Ebuehi

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday May 21, 2018. 12:18

Nigerian defender Tyronne Ebuehi has completed his switch from Dutch side Ado Den Haag to join Portugal’s Benfica.

The 22-year-old, who spent five years at The Hague, has signed for five years.

"It is a feeling of great happiness to join a massive club like Benfica," Ebuehi told the club's official website.

"It's a dream come true and a big step in my young career.

"Benfica is a great club with excellent facilities and is known all over the world.

"The fact that the club plays on the big stage was very appealing to me. In fact, it was very easy to choose Benfica."

The West African defender launched his professional career at ADO Den Haag in 2014 and scored once in 82 appearances for the club.

Although the right-back was born in the Netherlands to a Dutch mother and Nigerian father, he was eligible to play for the country of his birth.

However, he later opted to play for the Super Eagles and made his debut against Togo in June last year.

Ebuehi has played four times for the Super Eagles and is included in Nigeria's 30-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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