Sunday, October 1, 2023

Belgian Champions Royal Antwerp Capture Nigerian Youngster

Nigerian youngster, George Ilenikhena has linked up with Belgian Pro League champions, Royal Antwerp.

Ilenikhena, who joined the Reds from French second division club, SC Amiens penned a four-year contract.

The striker scored two goals in 17 league appearances for Amiens last season.

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“George is known as a great talent. We have been following him for a long time and are therefore pleased that he has chosen RAFC,”sporting director Marc Overmars told the club’s official website.

“It says something that he wants to continue his career in Belgium, because there was also a lot of interest from foreign clubs. With us he gets the time and space to develop further in the shadow of Vincent Janssen.”

The 16-year-old was born in Lagos, to Nigerian parents, but he arrived in France aged only 3, growing up in Antony, Hauts-de-Seine.

This article was updated 3 months ago


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