Former Locomotiv Pouldiv defender Stephen Eze has return to the Nigeria Professional Football League giants Kano Pillars ahead of the 2021/2022 season, Felele247.com understands.
The former Lobi Stars defender sealed the move after returning back to Nigeria from Indian Premier League side Jamshedpur
Eze started his professional career at Lobi Stars. He played regularly during two seasons, before moving to Sunshine Stars in September 2014.
After two seasons with Sunshine, Eze joined Ifeanyi Ubah where he won Nigeria Super Cup in early 2017. On 9 November 2017, Eze joined Kano Pillars.
Two months later, on 18 January 2018, Eze joined Bulgarian First League club Lokomotiv Plovdiv, signing a two-year contract. On 18 February, he made his league debut for Lokomotiv, coming on as a substitute for Asen Georgiev against Pirin Blagoevgrad, . On 16 April 2019, Eze scored his first goal for Lokomotiv in a Bulgarian Cup match against Septemvri Sofia, which Lokomotiv won 4–0
On 21 January 2020, Eze joined Kazakhstan Premier League club FC Tobol. An injury sustained in a pre-season friendly match meant he never got to feature in an official game for the team, as he had to undergo an operation in Turkey. Eze parted ways with Tobol in July 2020. Eze was invited to play for the national team. He was named in the final 23 man Nigeria Super Eagles B team who played in the Caf CHAN 2016, led by Coach Sunday Oliseh. Eze played all the group games, but the team was eliminated in the first round. His performances led to an invitation to the Super Eagles A team.
In May 2018 he was named in Nigeria’s preliminary 30 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. However, he did not make the final 23.