Nigerian midfielder John Oju says he’s ready to get down to work at Saudi Professional League side Al-Adalah, following months of inactivity.
Ogu, 31, linked up with Al-Hulaylah based club as a free agent, signing an initial six-month contract with an option of extending the deal after satisfactory performances.
The Super Eagles star has been clubless since leaving Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva at the end of last season, where he spent five years, winning a number of laurels, including three league titles, one Israeli Cup and two Super Cup trophies.
The move will come as a relief for the midfielder whose last competitive outing was at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt when Nigeria lost to Madagascar in their final group game.
Al Adalah are currently placed 15th in the Saudi Professional League table with just nine points, and will hope to avoid relegation in their debut top-flight season.
Ogu admitted his frustration of going the past six months without a club and says he’s ready to give his best at the Prince Abd’allah bin Jalawi Stadium.
“It’s been a long, tough and crazy six months, but I want to quickly put it all behind me by getting involved with Al-Adalah immediately,” he told BBC Sport.
“To watch others actively playing on television at the start of the season was tough and now I have a lot of catching up to do personally on the football pitch.”
“But I’m confident in my ability and confident that my body is ready for the battles and vigorous games to come. I promise to give my all and push through to help the club remain in the league next season.”
“I’ve been here for a few days and I can see that the club has everything to compete against the best in Saudi.”
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