NPFL Champion Sodiq Abubakar dumps Enyimba to join Rivers United

NPFL Champion Sodiq Abubakar dumps Enyimba to join Rivers United

Footballrover understands that Rivers United has officially completed the signing of Sodiq Abubakar from Enyimba.NPFL Champion Sodiq Abubakar dumps Enyimba to join Rivers United

Abubakar has inked a two-year contract, committing to wear the colors of the former Nigeria Premier Football League champions until 2025.

This transfer happened swiftly as Abubakar made the switch to join the Pride of Rivers after failing to reach a new agreement with Enyimba for a contract extension.

Abubakar’s football journey began at the Golden Boot Soccer Academy in Kaduna before making a move to FK Haugesund in 2015.

However, his stint with the Norwegian side was brief, and he returned to Nigeria to join Yobe Desert Stars in the same year.

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Eventually, he found his way to Aba, where he joined Enyimba on a free transfer in 2020.

After an impressive three-year tenure with the Peoples Elephant, Sadiq Abubakar is now eager to embark on a fresh challenge.

He brings a wealth of experience, having represented the Super Eagles team B in 2022.

Footballrover gathered that the 26-year-old, who is versatile enough to play on both wings, will earn approximately N500,000 per month while playing for the Port Harcourt outfit.

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He will also have the opportunity to participate in the CAF Confederation Cup with Rivers United, pending their success against Etoile Filante of Burkina Faso in the preliminary rounds.

It’s worth noting that Abubakar played a pivotal role in Enyimba’s title-winning campaign last season, narrowly defeating the Stanley Eguma-led side to secure their ninth championship.

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This signing adds depth and talent to Rivers United’s roster, and fans are eager to see what Abubakar brings to the team.

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