Olanare: I’m Pleased To Sign CSKA Deal, Striker Gets Jersey No. 99
By Tunji Balogun
Super Eagles striker, Aaron Samuel Olanare has stated that he is pleased to join the Russian champions CSKA Moscow from Chinese Super League side Guangzhou on a four and half year deal.
The club announced on Saturday that the 20-year-old striker has joined the club, assigning him jersey number 99 for the new football season.
Olanare, who has won seven caps, has already scored three goals in 10 matches for CSKA having played in Moscow on loan last year, before injury stopped him from joining the club on permanent deal.
“I’m very pleased with this move, I’m really happy,” CSKA official site quoted Olanare as saying. “I wanted to continue my career in CSKA and it’s wonderful that my dream came true. I am very pleased and happy to return to CSKA Moscow. For me it is really a day of celebration!
“I was part of the team before the injury. Then I had to go, but now I’m back again and felt like part of the team. I talked with the guys and realized that I did not forget anybody. When saying goodbye to them, it was not easy, but now we’re back together. I can not say that I come as a beginner, because I played with these guys all remember and know.
“This is a very competent and knowledgeable expert. I remember him in that said not much, but it is always the case, give instructions and directions that have always helped in the work. I am very grateful for that. I guess I will not be difficult to understand the requirements, which will be presented to me, we work well together.
“It has always been my favorite number. Since my childhood I liked to play under him. Throughout his life, he played by two nines, even in Norway. There was no doubt, take a number.”
Speaking further, Olanare expressed his satisfaction that CSKA is the current champion of Russia, according to him, he is ready to be part of history again by seeing the club retaining its title in the Russian Premier League in the current season.
“Going back to the champion team is particularly difficult, it is an additional challenge. Champions Against any opponent plays to the limit. I will be very difficult, but, on the other hand, it makes me even more to work. I will try to show the best qualities.
“I have always followed the team went to the site, watching the matches on television. The team played well, but somewhat unlucky, gleaning points. But if we all get together and show what they are capable, confident that will be able to reduce the difference.
“Prior to “Spartacus” eight points to the “Zenith” five, but we will do everything possible to clear the backlog. I am sure that CSKA will be a champion this year.” CSKA are currently third in the Russian Premier League, eight points behind leaders Spartak. The Russian league is on a three-month winter break and will resume in March.