By Adeboye Amosu:
Former Golden Eaglets forward, Chrisantus Macauley, has joined Finnish side, HJK Helsinki on one-year deal from Spanish club, Real Murcia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The contract which was announced on HJK’s official website on Monday also contains an option for another year.
“Nice to come to the Club. The sun shines and is a good sign. I’m going to score a lot of goals,” Chrisantus told the club’s official website after penning the deal.
HJK’s director of football, Juho Rantala heaped plaudits on the striker and is happy with his arrival at the club.
” Chrisantus is a very good striker who can play on the ground too. Macky has done good things in quite a lot of clubs and we believe that HJK is an environment in which he is able to develop further,” Rantala told the club’s official website.
“In this way, we get more competition and alternatives to our attacking department, and of course our team is already taking shape ahead of next season.
“In addition, Macky is a positive and cheerful person, which is always a good thing.
Macauley came into limelight after he shone for Nigeria’s U-17 side that emerge champions at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea in 2007.
The gangling striker won the Golden Boot as the (top scorer) and Silver Ball (second best player) at the competition.
His career however stalled afterwards due to poor form and injuries.
Macauley has featured for top sides in Europe like Hamburg, FSV Frankfurt, Las Palmas, Sivasspor, AEK Athens, Lamia and Reus Deportiu.