Official: IMOH EZEKIEL Extends Contract With Standard Liege

Published: December 19, 2012
Official: IMOH EZEKIEL Extends Contract With Standard LiegeStandard Liege have officially announced that a contract extension of two years has been signed with the Nigerian teenager Imoh Ezekiel. The new deal means Ezekiel will be at the club until the the next four and a half years, precisely the summer of 2017.

''Imoh Ezekiel is an example and a model for all. Through his work and will, he managed to earn his place in the first team and scope for growth is still very important. We can only be proud to have given a chance to the young striker who brings us much in return, and confirms the desire of our club to help young people to flourish,''assistant manager of Standard Liege, Jean-François de Sart told the official website.

Imoh Ezekiel, who is widely regarded as the biggest export from the stable of 36 Lion Academy, is delighted with his new contract.

He said: ''This is a big surprise for me. I do not expect it. Course I am very happy. This is a beautiful Christmas gift for me!"

The youngster has scored 10 goals in 16 appearances in the Jupiler League. Standard Liege host Club Brugge in the 21st round of games on Sunday. Ezekiel trialed with Brugge in January, but was not offered a contract.

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