All Whites winger Elijah Just signs long-term contract with ‘The Yellow Danger’

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All Whites winger Elijah Just has signed a long-term contract with Danish Superliga club AF Horsens, known as Den Guie Fare (translation: The Yellow Danger).

Just (22) has agreed a deal that runs until the summer of 2026, after leaving Danish first division club FC Helsingør where he scored 13 goals in 71 appearances since joining them in 2019.

The former Eastern Suburbs and Western Suburbs player has played for New Zealand’s U-17 and U-19 teams and has made nine appearances for the All Whites, scoring once.

Main photo: Just with Horsens Sport and Talent manager Niels Erik Søndergård.

Søndergård says Just is a talented player with lots of potential. He told the club’s website:

“Elijah Just has played a terrific season, where he has really shown himself on this exuberant FC Helsingør team, and he was one of the architects behind their great basic game.

“He fits very well into our strategy of bringing in young players with great development potential, and we have no doubt that together we can turn him into a skilled super league player in a short time.”

Head coach Jens Berthel Askou said:

“We wanted to add another offensive player to strengthen the competition and width, and it is not because those we have do not do fantastically, because they do, but we would like to have another player for the offensive positions.

“Elijah Just, despite being only 22 years old, has been a big profile for FC Helsingør, and he has great untapped potential.

“He is an A national team player and has eye-catching qualities. He can hurt the opponent in both small and large spaces, he finishes well with both legs and he can attack his opponent in several ways.

“He is very mobile, quick-thinking and a player who can give us even more dynamism. He will, of course, need to build on in terms of getting used to our way of playing and the intensity of the 3F Superliga, but he is an exciting addition that fits well into our strategy.”

Just says he’s looking forward to getting to know his new teammates:

“I am ready for a new and higher level in my career, and it makes perfect sense to switch to AC Horsens.

“The club has a good staff and I really like the mentality of the players, which suits me very well.

“I was in Aalborg to watch the game yesterday, and I saw a team where you wanted to keep a clean sheet for everything, and it was actually quite inspiring. I already felt like part of the team and I look forward to contributing with my qualities.

“Of course, I have some work to do in terms of adapting to the playing style and getting to know my teammates, but I will do everything to help the team as soon as possible.”

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