Chennaiyin ropes in Nigerian Jude Ikechukwu

The 28-year-old joins the 2015 ISL champion on a free transfer after the expiry of his contract at Finnish outfit FC Ilves.

Head coach John Gregory: “Jude is a forward with immense pace who can finish and also create chances. He has all the attributes to succeed in the ISL and help us achieve our target of winning back the title."   -  M. Vedhan

Chennaiyin FC has signed of Nigerian forward Jude Ikechukwu Nworuh for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League.

The 28-year-old joins the 2015 ISL champion on a free transfer after the expiry of his contract at Finnish outfit FC Ilves. After coming through the youth ranks at Nigerian club FC Ebedei, Jude signed for Danish top tier outfit FC Midtjylland as a teenager.

Jude spent five seasons where his team finished runners-up in the domestic league and cup. He also featured for FC Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League.

Chennaiyin FC head coach John Gregory said Jude's high ratings in the Israel football market went in his favour. “Jude is a forward with immense pace who can finish and also create chances. He had a great career in Denmark. He has all the attributes to succeed in the ISL and help us achieve our target of winning back the title," the coach added. 

Nworuh said he is excited to be a part of the Indian Super League.  "I would like to thank Chennaiyin FC and coach John Gregory for giving me this opportunity. The ISL is going to be a new and exciting project for me. I am really looking forward to the start of pre-season and of course play in front of the passionate Chennaiyin FC fans,” the Nigerian forward stated.

  Dugout videos