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Okpotu Joins Moroccan Club DHJ On Three-Year Deal

Okpotu Joins Moroccan Club DHJ On Three-Year Deal

By Adeboye Amosu:
Nigeria forward Anthony Okpotu has linked up with Moroccan club Difaa Hassani d’el- Jadida (DHJ) on a three-year deal, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.

Okpotu joined the Moroccan Botola club from Nigeria Professional Football League outfit Lobi Stars of Makurdi.

He was top scorer in the NPFL last term with 19 goals and was part of Nigeria’s home-based side that came second at the African Nations Championship in Morocco last year.

The striker once had stint with Libyan club Al Ittihad Triopoli.

DHJ, is a club based in El Jadida and they play their home games at 15, 000 capacity Stade El Abdi.

The modest club came fourth in the league last season and have been runners-up thrice.

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  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Our NPFL players cannot even attract the top clubs in africa anymore. Thats how poor the quality of these home-based players are. Not Raja or Wydad Casablanca, not FAR Rabat, Not Maghreb Tetouan, Esperance, Etoile Sahel, Zamalek, Ahly, Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns or Kaizer chiefs. And yet some people clamour for the inclusion of home based players in our national team. We Nigerians can sabi overate ourselves sha..!

  • Most unfortunately, Okpotu could not follow in the footsteps of Abdulahi Ibrahim Alhassan who went directly from the NPFL to a club in a Europen league. Hopefully, he will follow in the footsteps of notable quality ex-players like Amuneke and John Utaka who were able to use North African clubs to a spring board to launch them to bigger leagues in Europe.
    Going by the career of Utaka, this is not a step in the wrong direction.
    Difaâ Hassani d’el-Jadida that Okpotu is joining is a modest Morrocan club that recently came 4th in their league.
    Founded in 1956, the club has qualified for the round of 16 in continental competitions twice in recent times.
    The owners of the club are ambitious and believe that the acquisition of a rising star of Nigerian football like Okpotu will help catapult them to great heights.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Alhassan ‘Muazam’ is an exceptional player. hugely talented. One of the class of 2013 eaglets. Another huge talent given to us by Manu Garba (may God continue to bless that man). That team was the most talented nigerian youth side after fanny amun’s japan ’93 set. Muazam was only unlucky to play in the nigerian league for that long. i watched him several times play for akwa united and he showed his talent was a class above NPFl. Not suprised he sealed a deal after a successful loan spell.

  • Emmanuel 3 years ago