Nigerian international midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu has called time on his Çaykur Rizespor career with Turkish Super Lig club, reports Futbalgalore.com.
The 21-year-old, nicknamed Zuby, joined
Çaykur Rizespor from Egyptian Premier League giants Pyramid FC on a six-month loan in Winter Transfer Window.
The hardworking midfielder commented via Social Media: “As we’ve concluded the season, I want to say a very big thank you to Caykur Rizespor, my coaches and my tireless teammates for making the last 5 months a memorable one.”
“I won’t forget the amazing fans of Rizespor❤️❤️, I hope we meet again🙏 #Caykur Rizespor💚💙. @crizesporas @rizesporvideo . Teşekkürler caykur rizespor, hayranlardan olan sevgiyi unutmayacağım, umarım tekrar karşılaştığımız 🙏 @ Rize Atatürk Stadium.”
The midfielder added depth to the Çaykur Rizespor squad as they finished the Turkish Super Lig season on 10th spot.
Zuby made his first-team debut for the (The Black Sea Sparrowhawk on February 9 2019 and scored once in 14 appearances.
He formed a formidable partnership with Nigerian striker Umar Aminu at Çaykur Rizespor as they both were part of the U-23 team that won a bronze medal at the football event of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.
He arrived at Çaykur Rizespor with previous experience playing for Yeni Malatyaspor also in Turkey before a move to Egypt.
He was given the number 40 jersey for the rest of the campaign and joined Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem who also completed a loan move to Çaykur Rizespor from Portuguese Primera Division side Porto.