Transfer: Nigerian defender Godfrey Stephen joins Hungarian side Diosgyori VTK

Godfrey Stephen, a former U23 defender from Nigeria, has recently signed with Hungarian club Diosgyrio VTK, according to Sporty9ja. Stephen, who has been playing for Russian side Ulyanovsky since February 2023, showcased his impressive defending skills during his time in Russia. As a result, he caught the attention of several clubs before going on trial at DVTK.

Stephen’s football journey began at Gee-lec Academy in Jos, Nigeria. In 2019, he moved to Europe and played for the Belarusian team Isloch Minsk Raion, where he made 57 appearances over two seasons. He then joined Jagiellonia Bialystok in Poland in the summer of 2021, but was later loaned to Dinamo Tbilisi in Georgia.

Upon returning to Poland after his loan spell, Stephen mutually terminated his contract with Jagiellonia on February 1, 2023. DVTK officially announced his signing on their website and expressed their excitement about his arrival. Although the contract will come into full force once all the necessary paperwork is completed, Stephen has already joined the team for their training camp in Austria.

Stephen is thrilled about the opportunity to play for DVTK. He expressed his happiness in convincing the club’s professional staff during the test matches, leading to the offer of a contract that he gladly accepted. This move to Hungary marks the beginning of a new chapter in Stephen’s career, and he hopes to make a positive impact at the club.

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Notably, Stephen has represented Nigeria at the U-23 level, making three appearances at the 2019 U-23 African Cup of Nations. With his experience and skills, he is expected to contribute significantly to DVTK’s defense.

  1. Overall, Godfrey Stephen’s signing with Diosgyrio VTK highlights the success of Gee-lec Academy in producing talented players. Stephen’s journey from Nigeria to Europe and now to Hungary demonstrates his determination and passion for the sport. As he embarks on this new chapter in his career, fans and teammates alike are eager to witness his potential and the impact he can make on the team.

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