How Dynamo Moscow’s Sylvester Igboun almost left Russia due to language barrier

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Dynamo Moscow forward Sylvester Igboun has revealed why he almost have left Russia due to language barrier when he first moved into the country.

The Nigerian international recently signed a permanent deal for two years with the Russian giants.
He moved to Russia to join Ufa after spending five years at Danish side FC Midtjylland.

Sylvester nicknamed Sly said he constantly held meetings with the President of Ufa to force a move back to Russia because he was tired and was being wooed by one of the top teams in Denmark, Brondby.

“I thought they were speaking English in Russia, and after I realized, I wanted to leave,” – Sylvester said in a chat with Brila FM on Instagram.

“Only a few people in the team understood English, and it was really difficult for me to cope. I had my own interpreter who was always with me at the team, what about going shopping? It was really difficult.

“When I met Emmanuel Frimpong, it was a bit easy for me. He introduced me to two Nigerian students, and I asked one of them to come and live with me because he speaks Russian and understands English.”

Sylvester mentioned that he further enjoyed his stay in Russia with the help of the student and Russia has become a home. 

The former Ebeide FC player joined FC Dynamo Moscow on loan for the 2019/2020 season. He was voted player of the month for September 2019 by Dynamo fans and has since become an important player at the club.