Esperance close in on Rangers star Ogbu

Brendan Ogbu

African champions Esperance of Tunisia are close to signing Enugu Rangers striker Brendan Ogbu.

Nineteen-year-old Ogbu, who scored 11 goals in the last Nigeria Premier League season, was earlier scheduled to join up with another NPL side Heartland for the new season.

The player himself told he is now in Tunis to finalise his transfer to the top Tunisian club.

“We are still negotiating and very soon, I know I will come up with a good contract,” said the big forward, who is better known by admirers as ‘PS4’.
“This is good and it is God in action. I am very happy at the turn of events and I hope to exploit it to the fullest.
“I never thought it will be so soon but thank God it has landed and I will grab it with both hands.”
Another big Nigeria centre-forward, Michael Eneramo, made a mark with ‘The Blood and Gold’ before he moved to Turkey last year.
Big Cameroonian striker Yannick Ndjeng has struggled to impress for the perennial Tunisian champions and was a huge disappointment at last month’s FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.
The disappointing outing in Japan has already seen the departure of coach Nabil Maaloul, who guided the team to their second CAF Champions League title in November. further scooped that Rangers are demanding for five Million Naira (over $30,000) as transfer fee for the son of a former handball star who was plucked from non-league football three seasons ago.