NPFL: 5 Top Signings For 2018 Season
The Nigeria Professional Football League will resume next weekend, January 14, 2018 across the country.
In the past weeks, the various clubs that would be contesting for honours in the elite division have been involved in the buying and selling of players.
Though unlike in other climes where transfer fees paid for players are in the public domain, that cannot be said of the Nigerian transfer window.
Nonetheless, Bounce Sports makes a random pick of five of the top signings ahead of the new season.
1. Tosin Omoyele [From Osun United to Plateau United]
Within a year the light skinned striker has gone from playing in the National League One to playing with the Nigeria Professional Football League champions and he also has a call up to theSuper Eagles B team to his credit. Is this another Jamie Vardy or Dele Alli in the making? Both English stars made a remarkable climb up the ladder from the lower ranks to set the Premier League aglow with their skills
2. Ikechukwu Ezenwa [From FC Ifeanyi Ubah to Enyimba FC]
The shot stopper is one of the most experienced in the land and his national team experience is another added advantage for him.
After his stint with the Billionaire club, Ezenwa has made a move that should add to his collection of silverware in the World Cup year.
3. Victor Mbaoma From [Remo Stars to Akwa United]
His goals were consistent even though they were not enough to save Remo Stars from going back to the National League.
Though he looks frail, Mbaoma is lethal in front of a goal and he is going to be a welcome addition to Akwa United who will be representing Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Mbaoma was previously meant to join MFM FC but negotiations broke down before Akwa United did the needful.
4. Stephen Eze (FC Ifeanyi Ubah To Kano Pillars)
The centre-back was brought as a direct replacement for Jamiu Alimi who is off to the Major League Soccer in the United States
Eze was part of Nigeria's home-based team that came second at the WAFU Cup Nations Cup in Rwanda.
He was also part of the team that participated at the Africa Nations Championship in Rwanda in 2016.
5. Itodo Akor (From Enugu Ranger to Yobe Desert Stars]
As matter of tradition, at least one of the newly promoted teams end up going back at the end of each season.
With that in mind, Yobe Desert Stars have been meticulous in their choice of new signings ahead of the new season.
One of those recruited is experienced goalkeeper, Itodo Akor from Enugu Rangers.
While challenging for the title or a continental spot could be too much of a target, it is expected that Yobe Desert stars should be afloat when the season is concluded with the calibre of signings they have made.
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