Striker Jude Aneke, the 2011 Nigeria Professional Football League highest goal scorer, has joined high-spending Akwa United ahead of the 2015/2016 season set to kick off in February.
The forward last played for Warri Wolves in the 2011/2012 season, moving to North Africa and Asia where he had disappointing seasons.
Head coach of Akwa United, Maurice Cooreman has confirmed that Aneke will be playing for the Promise Keepers come the new season.
Cooreman also confirmed that paper work for the 25-year-old will be concluded on Friday and the striker will resume training with the rest of the team.
“Aneke is with us and hopefully, before the end of this week, we would have completed everything necessary for him to play for us,” Cooreman told Supersport.com.
The striker teamed up with Kaduna United during the 2009-10 season from lower division side Anambra United and scored 13 goals in all competitions, including 10 in the league.
He wrote his name in Nigerian football folklore in November 2011, when he broke the record of former Kano Pillars striker Ahmed Musa by scoring 20 goals in a season.
The forward then moved to Egypt where he joined Port Said-based Al-Masry, from Warri Wolves in 2012.
On July 18, 2014, Aneke signed for Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Spartak Semey.
The Belgian trainer said that the former Kaduna United striker's records convinced him enough to add the player to the team.
“I know him very well. I worked with him at Kaduna United and also at Warri Wolves. When you have an opportunity to sign a player who has scored 20 goals in a single season in the Nigerian league you sign him.“He has played in Europe too so he is a very good striker,” the Belgian trainer concluded.