Owoeri Joins Shanghai Shenxin

Owoeri Joins Shanghai Shenxin

John Owoeri
John Owoeri

Chinese League One club, Shanghai Shenxin have snapped up out-of-favour Nigeria international, John Owoeri.

According to the striker’s intermediary, Martin Dahlin, Owoeri inked a two-year contract with Shanghai Shenxin on Friday, which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2019 season.

Last season, the former Sunshine Stars of Akure striker turned out for another League One team Baoding Yingli Yitong, for whom he scored 14 goals in 28 matches.

The 31-year-old had been on the books of BK Hacken prior to his move to China, and was the top scorer in the Swedish Allsvenskan in 2016.

He was one of the standout players for the Nigerian U20 team that reached the final of the 2005 FIFA U20 World Cup in the Netherlands, and his performance earned him a move to the great Eredivisie side Feyenoord.

After a brief loan spell in Belgium with Westerlo, Owoeri moved back to Nigeria to link up with Enyimba, followed by stints with Heartland, Ismaily and Warri Wolves.

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