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ATK bolsters striking front; signs explosive Nigerian Kalu Uche

ATK bolsters striking front; signs explosive Nigerian Kalu Uche

India BloomsNews Service | @indiablooms | 22 Mar 2018, 06:00 pm

Kolkata, Mah 22 (IBNS): Two-time ISL champions ATK have signed Nigerian forward Kalu Uche as one of their first players for ISL 2018-19.

He began his career in Nigeria with Enyimba International F.C. and IwuanyanwuNationale.

Uche then transferred to WisÅ‚aKraków, playing there until 2005 where he won the Ekstraklasa three times and Polish Cup twice.

He began his Spanish journey in 2005-06 when Uche moved to UD Almería, and was instrumental in helping the Andalusia club to its first ever La Liga promotion.

He has also played for Sevilla FC, Swiss Super League side Neuchâtel Xamax, Turkish club KasımpaÅŸa SK. His solid club performances earned him a spot in the Nigerian national team and he represented his home country in World Cup 2010.

In ISL, he was the leading goal-scorer for Delhi Dynamos in 2017-18 season, scoring 13 scintillating goals. He will be seen in red and white jersey for the first time and is expected to bring his fiery form to the team.

“We are glad to have Ucheon board. He is a player who brings both experience and performance to the ATK squad.  We wish him all the very best,” Sanjiv Goenka, Principal Owner, ATK

“I am thrilled to be part of ATK and be associated with a city where football is a religion. The fans here understand the game and I am eager to contribute to the two-time champion team. I hope to give my best and continue with scoring goals,”  Kalu Uche, Player ATK