By Adeboye Amosu: Former Super Eagles striker Chinedu Obasi has joined English Championship club Bolton Wanderers on a short-term deal until the end of the season, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Austin Okocha’s former club confirmed Obasi’s arrival on their official website on Saturday.
“Bolton Wanderers are pleased to confirm the signing of Chinedu Obasi on a short-term deal until the end of the season, subject to international clearance,” reads a statement on the club’s official website.
“The 31-year-old was last on the books of Swedish side AIK, and completes his move to Macron Stadium following a successful trial period.”
Having been with Bolton Wanderers on trial last month, Obasi scored the winner in an Under-23s clash with Burnley at Macron Stadium and will now get the chance to play for Phil Parkinson’s side till the end of the season.
The vastly travelled Obasi forward started his professional career with Norwegian club Lyn Oslo in 2005 where he was teammate of former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi.
He has also played in the German Bundesliga with 1899 Hoffenheim and Schalke 04.
Obasi once had a stint in China with Shenzhen where he played under former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.
On the international scene, the experienced striker was a member of the Super Eagles side that finished third at the 2010 African Nations Cup in Angola.
He was also part of Nigeria’s U-20 and U-23 teams that finished second at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands in 2005 and at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.