Super Eagles defender sees draw in HJK Helsinki debut
Super Eagles defender Elderson Echiejile has begun a new life in Finland.
In his official debut for HJK Helsinki on Tuesday at home to HIFK in a Finnish League game, it ended on a 1-1 draw and he was featured for 70 minutes before being replaced by Ivan Tarasov.
The draw was the third for HJK Helsinki this season after five games.
The Nigerian international, who joined HJK on a free transfer in January with an option to extend for another year, had been without a club since leaving French side Monaco last summer.
Akseli Pelvas shot the hosts into the lead in the 49th minute but Tiquinho drew HIJK earned a share of the spoil in the 65th minute.
HJK will face Inter Turku in their next game on Monday.
Echiejile’s team, HJK leads the league standings with nine points after five games.