Esperance win race for Nigerian youngster
Emerum - Bags four-year deal at Esperance
The 18-year-old Emerum, who featured for Bayern Munich in the German amateur league until recently, told MTNFootball.com he now belongs to Esperance and has bagged a four-year contract.
The fast winger disclosed that his father had earlier come to Tunisia to sign on his behalf for CA Bizerte, but he later opted to join Esperance and has been training with them for the past two months.
“I have got my license to play for Esperance now and they have given me a four-year contract and have also registered me for the Champions League,” he said.
In the meantime, Emerum has told MTNFootball.com that he will help his new club beat Nigeria Flying Eagles in a friendly game on Saturday to show coach John Obuh he should be on his squad to the 2013 African Youth Championship in Algeria.
Emerum, who was at the Vale Academy in Owerri before he moved to Europe, admitted the game will be tough because the Nigeria U20s lost their first friendly in Tunisia to the Tunisia U20s on Thursday.
"It will be a tough match because the Flying Eagles lost to Tunisia 2-0 in their first match and so they will make sure they do not to lose this match,” he said.
“On my part, I will do my best to see that they lose to us and show the Nigeria coach that I should be on his team to the AYC.”