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Braga make room for Echiéjilé

Published: Wednesday 16 June 2010, 13.55CET
Nigerian international defender Uwa Echiéjilé has become SC Braga's second signing of the summer as Portugal's runners-up look ahead to their maiden UEFA Champions League campaign.
Braga make room for Echiéjilé
Uwa Echiéjilé has joined Braga ©Getty Images
 

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Published: Wednesday 16 June 2010, 13.55CET

Braga make room for Echiéjilé

Nigerian international defender Uwa Echiéjilé has become SC Braga's second signing of the summer as Portugal's runners-up look ahead to their maiden UEFA Champions League campaign.

Portuguese Liga runners-up SC Braga have made Stade Rennais FC defender Uwa Echiéjilé their second signing of the summer as they prepare for their maiden UEFA Champions League campaign.

The 22-year-old, who has been capped 12 times by Nigeria and is in their squad at the FIFA World Cup, has agreed a four-year deal and joins for an undisclosed fee. "I accept this challenge with no fear," Echiéjilé said. "Braga have grown so much recently both in Portugal and at a European level."

Though Echiéjilé did not feature in Ligue 1 for Rennes in 2009/10, he made 19 league appearances in his previous two seasons with the club. Braga finished second last term, their highest ever placing, to earn a spot in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Echiéjilé's signing follows the arrival of Brazilian midfielder Leandro Salino from CD Nacional last week.

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