Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Simon Zenke joins Sanliurfaspor.

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Nigeria striker Simon Zenke has made a deadline day move from Turkish club Istanbul Metropolitan Belediyespor to Sanliurfaspor.

The former Strasbourg of France striker penned a one-and-half year contract with Sanluirfaspor on the last day of the Turkish transfer window after being frozen out at Istanbul BB.

Zenke, 24 who has also played for Samsunspor in Turkey was the top scorer for the team with 16 goals as they secured promotion in the 2010/2011 season to the Turkish top flight that earned him a move to AS Nancy in the French Ligue 1.

Istanbul BB were relegated at the end of the 2012/13 season, but Zenke chose to stay with the team in the Turkish lower division for the current season, but has now elected to don the colours of the green and yellow as Sanluisfspor are known to their fans.

"It's a good feeling to get a chance to play for Sanluirfaspor and most importantly I'll get playing time and prove what I can do," Zenke told 9jafooty from Turkey.

"I want to thank the management and fans of Istanbul BB for their support when I was there, but this is a new chapter for me in my career.

"My main priority now is to score goals and help Sanliurfaspor to qualify for the playoffs to the Super League because we have an outside shot."

The former Niger Tornadoes man is optimistic of having a good second half of the season as well as bang in the goals for his new team.

"I hope to play as much games as possible and do well and put out my best. The aim is to push Sanliurfaspor into the playoffs so that we can get back to the top flight," he added.

Zenke was part of the 2007 Africa Youth Championship in Congo, where he scored thrice as Nigeria emerged with the silver medal.

He is yet to be capped by Nigeria.

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