CSKA Moscow Signs Tonye Jekiri, Nigerian Center, to 2-Year Contract

CSKA Moscow, one of the Russian VTB League teams, announced that they signed a contract with Tonye Jekiri, who parted ways with Fenerbahçe, one of the Turkish Insurance Basketball Super League teams.

“28-year-old Nigerian center Tonye Jekiri has signed a 2-year contract,” the club said in a statement.

He signed, spoke assertively

Speaking to the club website after the signing, Jekiri said: “I am really happy to join a big club like CSKA. I hope I can contribute to the club winning more trophies. I want to win as many trophies as possible. I look forward to joining the club. I am ready to do my best.” .

Injuries affected his performance

After wearing Gaziantep Basketball jersey in our country, Jekiri, who had EuroLeague experience with ASVEL, Baskonia and UNICS Kazan for three consecutive seasons, joined Fenerbahçe Beko team last summer. Although he struggled to find regular time from time to time due to his injury problems, the 28-year-old center stood out especially with his defensive effort in the sections he was on the field.

2023-07-20 09:45:39
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