Finnish club KuPs have agreed a transfer fee for Nigerian defender Azubuike Egwuekwe with a South African club.

“The clubs have reached an agreement on the transfer fee (for Egwuekwe) and his new club will announce the player’s move over the next few days,” the Finnish club announced on their website.

“Azubuike was an excellent player in Veikkausliiga, and he was a good example for our young players, both in games and in training,” said the Finnish club’s managing director Jarmo Heiskanen.

“It was great to see him in the Kuopio Palloseura shirt and we want to become known as a club where players can move forward and I believe that Azu’s transfer to a bigger league will help us in this regard.”

The former Warri Wolves skipper joined KuPs in 2016.

He has been capped 34 times by Nigeria and was on the 2014 World Cup squad.

Egwuekwe has played club football for Nasarawa United, Yerima Strikers and Warri Wolves.  

Prior to the 2016 season, Egwuekwe signed a one-year contract, with an option for another season, with KuPS.

He made his international debut for Nigeria in 2012, and has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. He was called up to Nigeria’s 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. 

He was selected for Nigeria’s squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. He was named to Nigeria’s squad for the 2014 African Nations Championship.