Saudi Arabia is fast becoming attractive to Nigerian players not for pilgrimage but actually for professional football.

After the much-talked about signing of Super Eagles star, Ahmed Musa by Al Nassr another Saudi club has snapped up yet another Nigerian player.

The latest Nigeria International to head to the Far East is Joseph Akpala who has signed a year deal with Al Faisaly Harmah.

Akpala who was released by his former Belgian club, KV Oostende following the end of his contract, has an option to extend to another season.

The 31 year old striker has featured for several clubs including Sporting Charleroi, Club Brugge, Werder Bremen and Karabukspor of Turkey.

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He scored nine goals in 36 appearances for KV Oostende in the Belgian Pro league division last season after he joined the Belgian club in the 2015/16 season.

Akpala made seven international appearances for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and scored one goal for the three time African Champions.

The 2018/2019 Saudi Professional League season kicks off next week with Al Faisaly Harmah battling Al Batin in their opener next Friday.

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