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Nigerian youngster Darlington Igwekali seals Olimpik Donetsk move

9:31 AM EDT 3/24/19
Darlington Igwekali
The teenage defender have swapped age-grade football in Turkey for a professional contract in Ukraine

Ukrainian top-flight side Olimpik Donetsk have snapped up young Nigerian defender Darlington Igwekali from Alanyaspor in a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 18-year-old played for Alanyaspor's U18 side and made eight appearances for them in the U21 Turkish Super Lig.

He now switches to Ukraine, joining the 10th placed side in the Premier League.

The youngster have Nigerian midfielder David Engoela and Senegalese Matar Dieye - who has scored a goal in four league outings this season - to ease him into a new surrounding.

Olimpia Donetsk take on Olanrewaju Kayode's Shakhtar Donetsk in a friendly on Wednesday, and the defender will hope to make his bow in the encounter.