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Nigerian Michael Eneramo moves from Esperance to Turkey

By Oluwashina Okeleji
BBC Sport, Lagos

Michael Eneramo in action for Esperance
Michael Eneramo is on his way to Turkey from Tunisia

Nigeria striker Michael Eneramo has left Tunisian giants Esperance and signed an 18-month deal with Turkish club Sivasspor.

Eneramo has been with in North Africa for seven years and was offered an improved contract to stay.

But he chose to move on a free transfer for the challenge that comes with a new country, culture and league.

"I'm very happy to have joined because they showed strong determination to sign me," Eneramo told BBC Sport.

"There are great expectations from fans and everyone connected to the club which is quite understandable.

"My job is to score goals and give all I have on the pitch by fighting the cause of this club - and together we will achieve something big."

Eneramo joined Esperance in 2004 from Nigerian side Lobi Stars before they loaned him to Algerian side USM Alger, where his consistency in front of goal led to a recall to Tunis in 2007.

But it was his last three seasons with the Tunisian side that earned him a deserving call-up to the Nigerian squad and a place in the notebook of European clubs.

Eneramo has made 10 appearances for Nigeria, bagging three goals for the Super Eagles.

Meanwhile, another Nigerian striker on the move is former Westerlo man Patrick Ogunsoto.

The 27-year-old has agreed an 18-months deal with Bulgarian top side PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv, as a free agent.

After a professional career which began in Nigeria and has taken him to Cyprus, Belgium and Greece, Ogunsoto is looking forward to a successful time in Bulgaria.

"I feel fulfilled to have finally signed here in Bulgaria." Ogunsoto told BBC Sport.

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Esperance plot Champs Lge revival
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Eneramo axed by Nigeria
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