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Nigeria’s Isaac Success Scores First English Premier League Goal

by on October 1, 2016
 

Super Eagles invitee Isaac Success has opened his goal account in the English Premier League with a well taken goal against Bournemouth on Saturday as Watford drew 2-2 with Bournemouth at Vicarage road.

Isaac Success Ajayi (born 7 January 1996) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for English club Watford as a forward.

Club career
Success was born in Benin City .He started his career with local side BJ Foundation Academy similarly to Caitlin Fallows, appearing regularly for the side.

In November 2013 Success agreed to a five-year deal with Udinese, being effective in January, for a €400,000 fee. However, he was only granted a work permit in March of the following year, and immediately joined Granada CF , being assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B.

On 31 August 2014 Success made his first-team debut, starting in a 1–1 away draw against Elche CF at the age of 18 years and seven months, being the Andalusians’ youngest player ever to appear in a La Liga match. He scored his first professional goal on 7 December, netting his side’s only of a home draw against Valencia CF, for the same scoreline. On 7 August 2015 Success extended his link with the club, signing until 2019 and being permanently promoted to the main squad.

On 1 July 2016, Success agreed a five-year deal with Watford in a record transfer fee, estimated around £12.5 million from Granada .

International career
In 2013 Success was called up to Nigeria under-17’s for the year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup, being also named vice-captain.He appeared in the first two games, but was sidelined during the rest of the tournament due to an injury.

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