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Nigerian Forward Set To Join Slovenian Club

Nigerian Forward Set To Join Slovenian Club

Rivers United forward Ishaq Rafiu is set to join Slovenian giants Olimpija Ljubljana on a permanent deal, reports Completesports.com.

Rafiu has caught eye following an impressive campaign for the newly crowned Nigeria Professional Football League champions.

The striker has netted 14 goals and recorded three assists in the NPFL this season.

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Only the trio of Chijoke Akuneto (Rivers United), Victor Mbaoma (Enyimba) and Yusuf Abdulazeez (Gombe United) have scored more goals than him in the NPFL this season.

The 21-year-old is expected to sign his contract with the six-time Slovenian champions this week.

Rafiu was part of Nigeria’s squad for the recent international friendlies against Mexico and Ecuador.

He featured as a substitute in the 2-1 defeat against Mexico, his debut appearance for the Super Eagles.

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  • SD Special Delivery Jones 2 years ago

    Ndi NPFL players do not go directly from the domestic league to European league. Ngwa there is no talent in the Nigeria Professional Football. If so how come Ishaq Rafiu is going to a world class league in Europe? All you NPFL Haters, eat shit. If hating is hair, you haters will never go bald.

    • the first question you should have ask yourself is y must it be after invitation to National Team, or is this the first time he playing in NPFL? League lover.

      • Good question with rational thinking to buttress obvious answer. His recent SE outings brighten the current valuation by European Team

  • pompei 2 years ago

    Well, there you have it.
    Ishaq Rafiu is no longer home-based.
    So according to HOME-BASED APOLOGISTS, Ishaq Rafiu and others who are leaving our shores should now be overlooked for SE selection, because we want to ENCOURAGE HOME-BASED PLAYERS. You know, we need to encourage home-based players, because SE camp is the CAMP FOR HOME-BASED PLAYERS ENCOURAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION.
    Very soon, when all the local lads leave the country for greener pastures after 1 or 2 caps, we will start looking under the kitchen sink and in the garage for home-based players.

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