Chidera Ejuke reveals what his coach told him before scoring on CSKA Moscow’s home debut
Chidera Ejuke scored for CSKA Moscow in their 3-1 win over Spartak Moscow playing as a forward on his home debut. He came off the bench to replace Fedor Chalov in the 65th minute at the VEB Arena on Sunday, September 13.
The former SC Heerenveen player scored his first goal in Russia, slotting the ball past the keeper with a right-footed shot from close range, assisted by Ivan Oblyakov.
Ejuke has revealed his coach, Viktor Goncharenko told him before he entered the game as a substitute.
“He just told me to go in and enjoy and just try to play with the team, defend with the team as well which is like more important but when we play forward, be free and enjoy your game, use what you have to create chances for the team and just support each other when you go out there,” Ejuke said on CSKA Moscow’s official YouTube page.
It has not taken Ejuke long to open his goal-scoring account for the Muscovites and he hopes to score more goals in subsequent matches.
“To be honest it’s exciting to score, each time I go out there I just want to do my best and give my best for the fans, for the team, for the club.
“Hopefully as the season goes I can keep scoring. I believe and I’m just looking forward to that”.
Ejuke, signed a four-year deal with CSKA Moscow and is in line to make his debut in the Europa League for his new team.