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Nigerian International Left Back Elderson Echiejile Joins Finnish Champions HJK Helsinki

Elderson SLU

Stone Sports Management LLC (Columbus, Ohio) - March 9, 2019

Stone Sports Management LLC (“SSM”) announces Nigerian International Left Back Elderson's signing with 26-time Finnish Champion Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi ("HJK") for the 2019 season. Elderson joins HJK after spending time with the club during its preseason in Antalaya, Turkey and determining it is the right fit. He started both training matches and scored HJK's first goal in its second match against Ukranian side Obolon Kiev.

Elderson brings a wealth of top-level experience having been capped 59 times with the Nigerian National Team, including winning the 2013 African Cup of Nations and a member of the 2010 and 2018 World Cup teams. He also has played in France's Ligue 1 with Stade Rennais FC and AS Monaco, Spain's LaLiga with SPorting Gijon, Portugal's Liga Nos with SC Braga and in Belgium's top league with Standard Liege and Cercle Brugge among others. 

"Congratulations to Elderson and HJK on agreeing to terms ahead of HJK's 2019 season,” says SSM's President and USSF Licensed Intermediary Justin B. Stone. “Elderson makes HJK undoubtedly stronger as they embark on defending its league title and on its European run this summer.

Elderson most recently was under contract with AS Monaco until June 30, 2018 after completing his four-year deal. He had been out of contract since summer and was the perfect fit for HJK who searched months for a capable left back. The Finnish Veikkausliiga season starts in April which allows Elderson to use the remaining preseason days to acclimate and return to full fitness. It is expected that the Super Eagle Left Back will play regularly and strong performances could see him compete for his 60th cap ahead of the 2020 African Cup of Nations. 

Several people were involved behind the scenes to ensure this signing happened. This includes HJK's President Aki Riihilahti, Head Coach Mika Lehkosuo and HJK's Scouting and Technical Staff, Sami Salonen, Massoud Roushandel and R.D. Fernandez. SSM congratulates everyone involved and wishes Elderson and the club well throughout the 2019 season! 




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