Rivers United and Enugu Rangers battle to sign Nelson Abiam

Rivers United Joins Enugu Rangers in Race for Nelson Abiam

Nasarawa United center-back Nelson Abiam is on the verge of joining Enugu Rangers, but a late surge of interest from Rivers United has added a twist to the transfer saga.Rivers United Joins Enugu Rangers in Race for Nelson Abiam

Nelson Abiam: A Free Kick Specialist and Sought-After Center-Back

Abiam’s prowess as a free kick specialist and his contributions to Nasarawa United’s campaign last season have attracted the attention of several clubs vying for his signature.

The competition for the 22-year-old’s services has intensified, with Enugu Rangers, Plateau United, Doma United, and now Rivers United all keen on securing his talents.

In the past three years, he has emerged as the leading goal scorer from set pieces in the Nigeria Premier League, an impressive feat for a defender.

This unique attribute has garnered attention from various clubs across the country.

Abiam’s Impact:

Abiam played for Wikki Tourists to start the 2023 shortened season, but he transferred to Nasarawa United in the middle of the campaign on a temporary contract that lasted until the conclusion of the year.

Having played a crucial role in Nasarawa United’s battle for survival last season, Abiam’s efforts were unfortunately not enough to prevent the team from relegation to the Nigeria National League (NNL).

The club finished in the ninth position in Group A, accumulating only 14 points in the Abridged League.

Despite the team’s struggles, Abiam’s individual performances have not gone unnoticed, and several clubs have shown keen interest in securing his services for the upcoming season.

The Race for Abiam’s Signature:

While Enugu Rangers were initially leading the race for Abiam’s signature, reports indicate that former NPL Champions – Rivers United have now entered the fray.

Footballrover understands that the Pride of Rivers is prepared to match any offer presented by Enugu Rangers, Plateau United, or Doma United.

This last-minute development has added another layer of intrigue to Abiam’s imminent transfer.

The competition between Enugu Rangers and Rivers United, in particular, promises to be fierce, with both clubs eager to bolster their defensive line ahead of the new season.

Abiam’s ability to contribute goals from free kicks makes him an attractive prospect for any team looking to enhance their attacking threat.

An official announcement regarding the future of the former Wikki Tourists star is expected in the coming week.


Nelson Abiam has signed a two-year contract with Enugu Rangers.

Now that all the necessary documentation has been signed, the free-kick expert will play for the Flying Antelopes for the ensuing two seasons.

Congrats and best wishes to Nelson Abiam

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