Vandrezzer confirm signing of Brazilian winger
Vandrezzer FC, a Nigeria National League, NNL, side have announced the signing of Brazilian winger, Ivo Jorge Santos da Costa, popularly known as ‘Ivo Júnior’.
The 27-year-old penned a one-year contract to keep him with the Lions of Naija until the end of the 2020/2021 Nigeria second tier domestic league campaign, having passed his medicals.
Ivo is the second Brazilian signed on by ambitious side, Vandrezzer, after midfielder, Alberico da Silva.
The Rio de Janeiro of Brazil native brings with him a bevy of experience, having represented Rio-based sides Flamengo, Fluminense, Bangu, Macae, and Barra da Tijuca, before playing for Croatian club Koprivnica and Shkupi FC in North Macedonia.
He also had a brief stint with NPFL club Heartland during the 2017/18 campaign.
“I have always wanted to join this club since Coach Everton took off from Brazil again”, Ivo said.
“The organization is of international standard and this has greatly influenced my decision to sign. I feel at home and pray we win as a team”, he added.
Vandrezzer official, Fatai Olayinka, a veteran football administrator who is pulling the administrative strings at the club, said they have confidence in Ivo, saying he is a good addition to the team’s ambition.
I’m pleased Eagles players Euro performance ———-Rohr
Ahead of Nigeria’s crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho coming up next month, Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr says he pleased with scoring form of Nigeria’s plethora of strikers in Europe.
The Franco/German manager arrived in Abuja at the weekend to submit his squad list for the crucial 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin on March 22 and Lesotho on March 30 to the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.
The Three-time AFCON champions sit top of Group L with 8 points followed by the Squirrels of Benin (7 points), Sierra Leone sit third with three points, and Lesotho lie bottom of the table with two points.
Rohr said to Nationsports that he’s still scouting on all fronts in a bid to list a formidable squad.
“Terem Moffi (Lorient) is doing well like Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin), Paul Onuachu (Genk), Umar Sadiq(UD Almeria), Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray) again…and others.
“We are looking in all directions”.
He also made it clear that he won’t hesitate to recall retired Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo back to the squad if he plays regularly.
“Playing regularly in Saudi is not a reason to eliminate a good player from Super Eagles”, Rohr quipped.