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Ibok Edet targets promotion at new Portuguese club

22 July 2015, 18:26

Lisbon - Emmanuel Ibok Edet has expressed his delight at sealing a move to Portuguese Segunda Liga side Clube Desportivo das Aves.

The central defender, who last turned out for Maltese club Naxxar Lions, has signed a one - year contract with C.D Aves.

In his first words after completing the move, Ibok Edet told news24: ''I left Malta because every player wants to move forward in his career. I chose CD Aves because I had a good agreement with them.

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''The prospect of being coached by Abel Xavier played a role in my decision to join the club.

''The objective is to be promoted at the end of the season and we have the players that can take the team to the Primeira Liga.''

Edet has spent about a week training with his new teammates and should take part in his third pre - season friendly on Wednesday against Rio Ave.

The 25-year-old has caps for the Flying Eagles and Dream Team.

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