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Rivers United Forward Ishaq Rafiu Joins Slovenian Club

Rivers United Forward Ishaq Rafiu Joins Slovenian  Club

Nigeria forward Ishaq Rafiu has moved to Slovenian club NK Maribor, reports Completesports.com.

Rafiu linked up with NK Maribor from Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Rivers United.

The 21-year-old scored 14 goals for Rivers United in the NPFL last season.
“We had to respond, to expand the staff we also need a new solution in the wing positions,”Maribor sporting director, Marko Šuler told the club’s official website.

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“I’m glad that we made a deal, Ishaq is here as a player for the present and the future. He comes with good recommendations, like the Nigerian champion.

“Last season he scored 14 goals, if he had played all the matches until the end, he could have become the best scorer in the championship.

“He is a player with penetration, speed and concreteness, as well as rarely seen physical strength. It can mean an appropriate choice for the purpose of realizing our competitive goals, and also for a further step forward from Maribor, as the players from Nigeria often prove as a breeding ground for talent. ”

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

    For a PLAYER from our LOCAL LEAGUE?

    Wow I will say this is a GOOD move!

  • Ebubedike 2 years ago

    Nigerian players are not ambitious at all. Instead of Ishaq to wait for Barcelona or Manchester City to come calling, he moves to Croatia. Mediocrity is the middle name of Nigeria’s players.

    • I pray God gives you wisdom so that you can have understanding cause your comment is irritating and you don’t encourage your local players 

  • Editor:

    Slovenian Premier League. Not Croatian. A massive difference

  • Ikulala Samuel 2 years ago

    Congrats bro,at least it’s a step up for your carrier.
    I wish you best of luck and More greater team

  • pompei 2 years ago

    Now that Ishaq Rafiu is no longer home-based, he should forget about SE.
    SE camp is for the rehabilitation and encouragement of home-based players, according to some pipo.
    So no more SE for him.

    • MuYiwa 2 years ago

      And when that happens, shallow minded people would say that the coach doesnt like to invite home based players. The same home based players who would leave Nigeria immediately they are invited to the Eagles team, they go to Europe backside leagues and you dont hear anything about them again.

      • @ MuYiwa that’s the problem with our home base players my brother. Home base players must be invited at all times.
        Wonders shall never end

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