Hong Kong club sign Ogenyi Onazi

By Saheed Afolabi

Hong Kong topflight side, Kitchee SC have completely the signing of former Nigeria international, Ogenyi Onazi on a free transfer.

Kitchee SC unveiled Onazi with three other players on Wednesday July 12.

Onazi energy and passing accuracy was key to his move to the Hong Kong move as the head coach, Alex Chu was impressed with the midfielder’s abilities.

The former Super Eagles holding midfielder saw his career blossom in Lazio as he played 76 matches across four seasons and scoring four goals.

The combative midfielder joined Kitchee SC. from Bahrain side, East Riffa.

Founded in 1931, The Bluebirds are the defending champions of the Hong Kong Premier League and have won the title four times in their history. 

The club also made history as they became the first side from Hong Kong to reach the knockout stage of the AFC Champions League.

By Monsurah Olatunji 

Scottish Premier League side Rangers have confirmed the return of Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun after leaving English Championship side Queens Park Rangers, QPR.

The 35-year-old returns to Glasglow just a year after he joined QPR on a free transfer where he made 16 appearances for the club in all competitions. 

He has now put pen to paper on a one-year contract that will see him wear the Rangers colour again until the summer of 2024.

Balogun won his first professional football trophy at Rangers where he spent two successful year’s after joined the club in 2020 after a failed stint at English Premier League side Brighton.

Alongside compatriots Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey, Balogun was part of the team that beat Celtic to the Premiership title, the Scottish Cup, and the Europa League final.

The Gers announced this through an official statement on their official account. 

“Rangers are delighted to welcome Leon Balogun back to Rangers, with the central defender,” the club stated on their social media account.

Speaking after putting pen to paper at Ibrox, the experienced defender noted that he is happy to be back home.

“I am just excited to be honest, it is still a bit unreal but it is very real, so I am just really happy to be back at Rangers – it feels like coming home,” Balogun stated according to the club website.

“Since I have left, I have always felt a lot of appreciation and love from friends I have made in Glasgow and around the club and now that I am back it is nice to say the least. 

“I know second is no option, I know what people are going to say very quickly if we are not performing so it is time to get to work, put our best foot forward and make sure we get the results that we need.”

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