Bulgarian giants PFK Levski Sofia have announced the signing of Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi.
Abdullahi penned a one-year contract with the former Bulgarian Premier League champions.
The 29-year-old severed ties with Cypriot club, Omonia Nicosia at the end of last season.
The versatile defender won the league title and Super Cup in his first season at the club.
Abdullahi also helped Omonia Nicosia win the Cyprus Cup in his final season at the club.
“I am very glad to be here. Before I came to Sofia, I received messages from “Levski” fans and I already feel that I am at home. The club took very good care of me. “I came to show my best, help the team and achieve the goals this season,” Abdullahi told LEVSKI TV.
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“I have heard about Levski before, but when the coach and the club contacted me, I researched it and found out that Levski is one of the biggest teams in Bulgaria. I chose to come here because of the history of this club, because of its goals and ambitions. As a player who wants to maintain a high level, you cannot refuse Levski. I hope that with my arrival I will bring success to the club.
“I play three positions – central midfielder, central defender and right back, but it all depends on the coach, I am ready to play all of them. The coach will decide where to play and I am ready to play anywhere.”
Abdullahi previously had stints with clubs in Kuwaiti, Portugal and Turkey.
He has been capped 41 times by Nigeria.
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This is why Super Eagles are not making any headway again. 90% of the players are playing in lowly leagues while players from countries like Senegal, Ivory Coast etc play in the best leagues in the world
NIGERIAN PLAYERS are not BIG DREAM CHASERS…
I mean this guy is so GOOD that HE should have attracted the SERVICES of REAL MADRID, BEYERN, AJAX, JUVENTUS, LIVERPOOL etc…
What now happened?
Money post stop thinking your Anus
Very ambitaFious Monkey
Nigerian footballers lack ambitions. Instead of going to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester City, Shehu went to Bulgaria. Rubbish. He could have managed Arsenal, PSG or even Roma.
Can you just imagine, Bulgarian league!!! Yet, he would be guaranteed an invitation to the SE. No wonder! we would NOT move forward as a continent and a country, we sacrifice meritocracy on the altar of sentiments!! When we talk, they will tell us to be quiet and that we do not know what we are talking about. Even farmer’s league like Turkey are not looking in his direction. These people who support nepotism ,tribalism and attach sentiment to key selections are the real enemies of this country. Yet, he will keep an Ebuehi who plies his trade with Empoli out of the squad. The ignorant lot would now expect success from such skewed selection process. Expect many more heart aches.
On a positive note, at least some of our players are starting to play top flight football and in respectable leagues.
Victor Osimhen (Champions League and Italian League)- Napoli Fc
Calvin Bassey (Champions League & Dutch League) – Ajax Fc
Ralph Onyedika (Champions League & Belgium League) Fc Brugge
Zaidu Sanusi (Champions League & Portuguese league) Fc Porto
Samuel Chukwueze (Europa Conference League & Spanish League) Villareal Fc
Sadiq Umar (Europa League & Spanish League) Real Sociedad
Olayinka (Europa Conference League & Czech League) Slavia Prague
Yira Sor (Europa Conference League & Czech League) Slavia Prague
Wilfred Ndidi (EPL) Leicester Fc
Kelechi Nwakali (EPL)Leicester Fc
Alex Iwobi (EPL) Everton Fc
Dennis Emmanuel (EPL) Nottingham Fc
Frank Onyeka (EPL) Brentford Fc
Taiwo Awoniyi (EPL) Nottingham Fc
Joseph Ayodele Aribo (EPL) Southhampton Fc
Ademola Lookman (Italian League) Atalanta Fc
Tyrone Ebuehi (Italian League) Empoli Fc
Cyriel Dessers (Italian League) Cremonese Fc
Terem Moffi (Championat) Lorient Fc
Innocent Bonke (Championat, French League) Lorient Fc
Moses Simon (Championat, French League) Nantes Fc
Chidera Ejuke (Bundesliga German League) Herta Berlin
Alhassan Yusuf (Belgium League) Antwerp Fc
For those comparing us with Senegal, Nigeria is on her way. Based on the foregoing, we need upgrades in the goal keeping and central defense department to match the strength of the Senegal. Their GK plays for Chelsea and their dominant center back plays also for Chelsea. For Nigeria, both our gks are playing division 2 football (Uzoho & Okoye) whilst our central defense is a plethora of division2 footballers inclusive of the vice captain. They are:
1. William Troost Ekong – Watford Fc
2. Leon Balogun – QPR Fc
3. Kenneth Omeruo – Leganes Fc
4. Semi Ajayi – West Brom Fc
Even newly invited valentine ozornwafor – Sochaux Fc has also joined this unfancied group. If I were Peseiro, this might be a source for concern. He would do well to scout and upgrade where necessary.
Kelechi Iheanacho(EPL)Leicester Fc *
Even Onana from Cameroon now keeps for Inter Milan.
How I wish some players can just make their decision quick . We have them all over the world.
* Tosin Adarabioyo – Fulham England
* Caleb Okoli – Atalanta Italy
* Jordan Torunarigha – Kaa Gent – Belgium
* Felix Ohis Udokhai – Augusburg Germany
* Shawn Adewoye – RKC Waalwijk The Netherlands
* ***Jonas Chimezie David – Hamburger Germany
Goal Keepers (Top clubs though not regulars)
* Owen Goodman – Crystal Palace – England (featured in preseasons)
* Noah Atubolu – Freiburg Germany
Lower division but Active
Arthur Okonkwo – Crewe Alexander England
They are using Federal Character to kill our football, they just want to be sure that the North is represented that is why Abdulahi Shehu and Ahmed Musa are still in the team. That’s the height of mediocrity.