Eric Tinkler coach of SuperSport United and the the new Signee Azubuike Egwuekwe © Backpagepix

SuperSport United have confirmed the signing of Nigeria international Azubuike Egwuekwe from Finnish Premier Division side KuPS.

The big central defender was reportedly a target of English Premier League club West Ham earlier in his career, but enjoyed some success with KuPS scoring five times in 32 appearances last season.

Egwuekwe will now ply his trade for Matsatsantsa after they agreed an undisclosed fee with the Kuopio outfit. However, he won’t be available for selection just yet as he is currently waiting for his work permit to come through.

After his side beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in the league on Wednesday, SSU coach Eric Tinkler confirmed the Nigerian’s arrival to reporters, saying: “He has arrived, he arrived yesterday (Tuesday) and he will be joining us. We will release that in a statement.”

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