Nigerian defender

Eze had earlier agreed a move to the Bulgarian side during the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), and has now been presented by the club.

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In a statement on Lokomotiv Plovdiv’s website Eze said he was happy to make the move abroad.

He Said, "I am happy to be a part of a big club like Lokomotiv Plovdiv, and I can not wait to make my debut for the team, and I will do all my best to make this great club go forward."

"Playing the African Nations Championship and representing your national team there is a great honor for me. A dream for every footballer is to play a final of such rank.”

Eze posted on a message with a picture of him holding his new club’s jersey on his official Twitter account to confirm his move abroad,

“NEW BEGINNINGS | Very excited to join Team #Lokomotiv #Plovdiv in #Bulgaria. Many thanks for the most heartening welcome and look forward to a wonderful year ahead to play a part in the success of the club.” He said

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Gernot Rohr was the CHAN to keep an eye on the home based team, and when though , he is optimistic about his chances going to the World Cup.

He said, “Unfortunately, we lost from Morocco, but I had the opportunity to compete alongside strong and proven players, and I also had a lot of experience. I hope that with my good games for Nigeria I can participate in the World Championship in Russia in June.”

The 23-year-old also is expected to be called the Super Eagles upcoming friendlies and hopes his compatriots can help him get settled at his new club

"I'm glad I have two friends from Nigeria in the squad - and . They will help me get used to the situation. " Eze said

Eze has played for NPFL sides Lobi Stars, Sunshine Stars, Ifeanyi Ubah and Kano Pillars before his move abroad.