Nsofor moves to German second tier side, MSV Duisburg

Victor obinna nsofor

By Toby Prince

obinna nsoforOut-of-favour Super Eagles player, Obinna Nsofor, has finally found himself a club. He joins German side, MSV Duisburg, on a one-year deal, the club has confirmed.

The player who has been in search of a club after seeing off his contract with Russian side, Lokomotiv Moscow, will be hoping to resurrect his career with the move after almost a year in football wilderness.

Nsofor acknowledges the task ahead and is delighted at the prospect of playing football once again.

“I am looking forward to the new task here, the club, the fans and my teammates,” Nsofor told the Duisburg website on Thursday.

I’ll do my best and hopefully play as soon as possible to help the team.”

The Zebras sporting director, Ivo Grlic, is ecstatic over the deal and believes the Nigerian provides vast experience, exposure and quality to his team.

“I am happy that Gino Lettieri (coach) and I were able to convince a player of the stature of Victor to get to MSV. And I am sure that he will help us with his ability to achieve our goal for the season to escape relegation,” an elated Grlic said.

MSV Duisburg were promoted to the Bundesliga 2 after finishing second in the 2014/15 football season, and Lettieri has confessed that he is banking on the 28-year-old for further promotion to the Bundesliga.

“Victor will help us with his class more because we are sure. The conversations with him over the past few days have Ivo Grlic and convinced that he will fit into our team,” he said.

Nsofor, who has notched 12 goals in 48 games for Nigeria, was handed jersey number 15 by the club.

His professional career has seen him kitted for Chievo, Inter Milan, Malaga and West Ham United .