Idowu plays first game for new club Lokomotiv in a pre season friendly

Nigeria defender Bryan Idowu made his Lokomotiv Moscow debut on Friday in their 0-0 draw with Wolfsberger in a pre season friendly.

Idowu who joined the Railway Boys on a free transfer following the end of his stint at Amkar Perm came on in the second half.

The 26-year-old was signed to improve Lokomotiv’s defense ahead of their return to the UEFA Champions League.

The Saint Petersburg-born fullback started all the three matches Nigeria played at the 2018 World Cup and he believes the Super Eagles will perform better at Qatar 2022 after they were eliminated in the group stage in Russia.

Speaking to the official website of Lokomotiv Moscow, Idowu stated: ”The level of organization, stadiums – everything is super! It’s a shame that Nigeria could not leave the group.

”In the match with Argentina, only four minutes left, but we have a young team. This experience is necessary for further development and will be useful at the next World Cup.”

Idowu has made 87 appearances in the Russian Premier League to date, scoring one goal.

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