JUST IN: Eglets Captain Tijani Samson Joins Fc Red Bull Salzburg.
Nigeria’s U17 captain in the last FIFA world cup TIJANI SAMSON OKIKIOLA has joined FC Red Bull Salzburg Austria from Collins Edwin Sports Club Lagos.
A club statement from the both sides confirmed the deal which was signed for 5 years.
“Samson Okikiola Tijani is a promising midfield talent from Nigeria. The 18-year-old feels most comfortable in a holding midfield position and stands out, above all, for his dynamic and uncompromising playing style. He has proved his quality in ten performances for his home country’s U17 team, who he captained to a place in the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations and last 16 of the World Cup. Tijani has joined from Collins Edwin SC and signed a contract in Salzburg running until 31 May 2025.” Fc Red Bull Salzburg official statement said.
“Collins Edwin Sports Club confirms the official transfer of our former player TIJANI SAMSON OKIKIOLA to FC Red Bull Salzburg on a 5-year contract. We thank #Borga17 for his services throughout his time with us, capping it up with leading the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria to the nations cup and the world cup. We wish him a resounding success throughout his career. Congratulations!! ONCE A GLADIATOR, ALWAYS A GLADIATOR”. The Lagos-based academy said.