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Eyong Enoh: Why I left Belgian giants Standard Liege – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


David Luiz of Brazil fouls Eyong Enoh of Cameroon during the 2014 Brazil World Cup Final Group A football match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional Brasilia, Brazil on 23 June 2014

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Aug 17, 2017. 18:00


Soon after leaving Belgian giants Standard Liege, Cameroonian international Eyong Enoh is hoping to secure a move to a club in the United Kingdom (UK).

The 31-year-old central defensive midfielder, who is currently a free agent, has been linked with English Championship outfit Bolton Wanderers.

Enoh has revealed that he could have moved to Russia. But he decided to hold out for a possible move back to the UK having played for English side Fulham in 2013.

“I am just focused on training,” Enoh told SkySport.

“It is quite tough on your own but that is why I have got myself a personal trainer to push me. It is a big challenge because it is the first time I have been out of contract.

“I could have renewed. I could have got something in Russia or elsewhere. But I just wanted to come back to the UK and I want to make a good decision,” he added.

“I feel good in myself. Whether the best years are ahead is up to me, but the potential is there. The key is to get the right club with the right ambition.”

The 51-time capped international, who is a well-travelled player, made 18 appearances for Liege in the Belgian First Division A last season.

He has plied his trade in Northern Cyprus, South Africa, Netherlands, England, Turkey as well as Belgium.



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Uche Agbo relishes life at Standard Liege – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Uche Henry Agbo (L) falls down in opposition of Ghanaian player Kevin-Prince Boateng

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jul 24, 2017. 12:00


Nigeria international Uche Agbo has revealed why he’s not disappointed after failing to realizing his dream of playing in the English Premier League (EPL).

This is after the midfielder completed his move to Belgian giants Standard Liege from EPL side Watford FC, who have decided to sell the youngster.

Agbo, 21, joined Watford on a five-year deal last year, but he was loaned back to Spanish outfit Granada after failing to secure a work permit in England.

“I’m very happy to join an ambitious club in Belgium, but when my time is right playing in the Premier League will come,” Agbo told BBC Sport.

“My focus right now is to settle at Standard Liege and give my all, by the power of God I will be there [in England] very soon.

“There is no disappointment or whatsoever, sometimes God takes us on a different road to get to our desired destination.”

The promising player enjoyed his stay at Granada where he made 31 La Liga appearances last season.

“I am grateful to Granada because playing in Spain helped my career a lot, from there I got a chance to join Watford and to play for Nigeria,” Agbo added.

“The Belgian league is closely followed across Europe; I just want to give my best here and you never know what the future holds.”

Agbo was once on the books of Italian side Udinese. Watford, Granada and Udinese are all owned by the Pozzo family.



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