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Sports News of Wednesday, 10 August 2022


Super Eagles midfielder moves to Austrian club on loan

Kingsley Michael has moved to the Austrian league on loan from Bologna Kingsley Michael has moved to the Austrian league on loan from Bologna

Former Flying Eagles midfielder, Michael has joined Austria SV Ried on loan till the end of the season.

Michael, capped once by the Super Eagles against Cape Verde, is leaving the Italian club for the next one season in order to regain fitness and match sharpness.

He’s highly-rated by the club and they want him back in the fold but are not sure of his place in the side for this season.

Michael suffered a fractured fibular bone injury in October 2021 and hasn’t played actively ever since.

Reid in a statement said; “Due to the injuries in the past few weeks, we had to take action, especially in central midfield. We deliberately took our time in our search to find a player who fits our requirements profile. We think we’ve found that type of player in Kingsley Michael. He is dynamic and aggressive in duels. It’s a win-win situation for both Bologna and us. Kingsley Michael gets game practice with us, we get a very good player.”

What did Michael say about joining the Austrian club?

“I want to support SV Guntamatic Ried as best I can, but also learn from the team. The coach explained the project to me here in Ried and that goes very well with my understanding of football. My strength is that I press high and I can definitely help the team with that. I am also very familiar with Austria because I had a personal coach in Linz.”