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Ogenyi Onazi to terminate Casertana deal, set for Bahrain move

Ogenyi Onazi to terminate Casertana deal, set for Bahrain move

Four months after joining Italian side Casertana, Nigerian midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, is set to mutually terminate his contract with the Serie D outfit to join Bahrain’s first division side, East Riffa Club.

According to Italian website Onazi and Casertana would sign the termination papers today (Saturday) with the Nigerian already set on a lucrative move to the Bahraini team. 

“A few months after his arrival, the midfielder born in 1992 is said to be terminating the contract that binds him to the rossoblù club. The termination, and consequent signing, is scheduled for tonight.

“When a door closes, a door opens. A new adventure awaits him, most likely abroad, at the East Riffa Club, a militant club in the “Bahrain Premier League”, the top division of Bahraini football.”

Despite having several offers from top Arabian sides, Onazi decided to join the Italian side in order to revive his career.

Casertana were favourites to gain promotion to Serie B but are currently struggling for a promotion spot in the playoffs.

East Riffa Club. are currently 10th in the Bahraini league.  

At 30, Onazi who had a four-year stint with Serie A side Lazio between 2012 to 2016 has seen his career dwindle after a long term injury faced during his time with Trabzonspor in Turkey.

He had to settle for brief spells with clubs such as Denizlispor, SønderjyskE Fodbold, FK Žalgiris and Al-Adalah FC.

Onazi was recently pictured training with Nigeria Professional Football League side Remo Stars, a situation that stirred conversations of a return to the Nigerian league but the recent news of a transfer has laid the rumours to rest. 

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