Finish club Helsinki parts ways with Nigerian defender Echiejile
Finish club Helsinki parts ways with Nigerian defender Echiejile
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Finish club Helsinki parts ways with Nigerian defender Echiejile

Finnish Veikkausliiga champions HJK Helsinki have parted ways with Nigerian defender Elderson Echiejile after a short spell.

The left-back joined the Finnish powerhouse as a free agent in March, penning a guaranteed one-year deal until the end of the 2019 season.

But that was not to be as the club has now parted ways with the AFCON 2013 winner.

"HJK and Elderson Echiéjilé have terminated their contract and Elderson will not continue with the HJK team," HJK tweeted on Friday, June 28.

"We thank Elderson for his contribution to the team and the club and wish him all the best in the future. Thanks, Eddy."

Echiejile played five matches for HJK, scoring twice and providing one assist but did not get playing time in the last three games contested by the club in the league.

Aged 31, Echiejile was a member of the Super Eagles squad to the 2010 and 2018 World Cups and has 59 caps for the senior national team.