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Abdullahi Quits Cypriot Club, Omonia Nicosia

Abdullahi Quits Cypriot Club, Omonia Nicosia

Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has announced his departure from Cypriot First Division club, Omonia Nicosia, reports Completesports.com.

Abdullahi joined Omonia Nicosia as a free agent in 2020 penning a two-year contract.


The 29-year-old won the league title in his first season at the club.

Last season, the versatile defender won the Cypriot Cup and Super Cup with the club.

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Abdullahi announced his departure on the social media on Friday.

“I am honoured to play for Omonia, in two years we have been able to create history.For decades titles were missing in Omonia & I am glad in two years, we won three titles & restored the pedigree of the club,”Abdullahi wrote on his Twitter handle.

“This is not a goodbye message, but to say we will see in the future.
I appreciate the management, coaches, backroom staff, and my teammates for the amazing memories we shared.

“To Omonia fans, I appreciate your support and love, I had an amazing memories.

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“Wishing Omonia success in future endeavours. ”

Abdullahi made 50 league appearances for the club without a goal to his name.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Collins king 12 months ago

    One of the yeye quota system player

  • SD Special Delivery Jones 12 months ago

    All you Shehu Abdullahi haters, eat shit. Abdullahi is far better than most Super Eagles full backs.

    • Another attention seeker…
      We don hear you na Shehu be the best Naija player ever. Are you satisfy now?

  • Yeye player. Truly quota system. Shehu has no business in the super Eagles. Definitely he is heading to a division 2 team in any of the Eastern Europe country. May be Malta.

  • Pls let’s stop the hate.. I’m not from the north, I am Igbo but I can see shehu has always done his best whenever he is called upon. He is not the Best player in our team but has always been a good substitute if called to play few mins to the end of games.. Can we just appreciate this man… We criticise these players too much.. Shehu is always welcome to the super eagles , most coaches always invite him and he always get game time.. Good luck shuhu, we see your input.

  • pompei 12 months ago

    Omonia will give him some spicy peanuts as a parting gift!

    • SD Special Delivery Jones 12 months ago

      Lol. Where is Kenneth? Somebody is stealing your line…. I think you need to feed them some of Spicy peanuts that is left after feeding the good Doctor. Hahaha.

      • pompei 12 months ago

        Hahaha, now I’m craving some spicy peanuts.
        Love me some spicy peanuts brother!

  • pompei 12 months ago

    Shehu Abdullahi may not be our best option at right back, but he always does his best when selected.
    I hope he finds a good club, and wish him well for the future.

  • Yes! Shehu used to TRY his best. In fact more than best self just like Joel Obi, Onazi, Onuachu, Mba, Uzoenyi, Ogu, Akwuegbu , Oneruo, Akpeyi, Musa, Awaziem , Echiejile and other fine players like that used to TRY back then and even now.
    There’s no bad player, I just think we can do better by getting better players that can do better than to just TRY.

  • pompei 12 months ago

    Hey man, why you mad? I’m just trying to get some spicy peanuts, man.

  • I just knew the only thing shehu’s supporters will bring to the table will be tribalism and insinuation of hate toward shehu…… No stats…no figures….no clips…..just sentiment……. now let me ask you guys some questions here
    1)Is shehu the only northerner in SE?
    2) Would anyone complain if shehu was playing for Monaco?

    • Dr. Drey 12 months ago

      And are they lying….? Has Omeruo been more useful to the SE than Shehu in the last 5-6 years…? Is Omeruo currently more productive for the national team than shehu…? Why does Omeruo’s name never pop up…? Why do y’all hardly complain anytime you see Kenneth’s name on the list of invitees….? Or is he not blocking the emergence of new young CBs too…? I bet if he were to be one Ibrahim Danladi, or Sani Ribadu he too would have been classed as a “quota system player”

      You asked a very beautiful question up there….Is shehu the only northerner..? CAPITAL NO. Yet he has played under EVERY SE eagles coach since 2013…I repeat…EVERY SUPER EAGLES COACH SINCE 2013. Do you know football more than all those coaches or more than Jose Peserio who has come in Now and seen him one-on-one in training to still retain him…? If Shehu were to be a calamity on the pitch, would he have lasted this long in reckoning…?

      At this stage of his international career, Shehu doesnt need to play in Monaco to get validation from anybody. Shehu’s is a PROVEN PLAYER. He doesnt have anything to prove to anybody regarding his ability to play international football. From being a key part of the 2014 CHAN bronze winning team, to being a key part of the 2016 Rio Olympics bronze winning team, to being a key part of the SE team enroute the 2018 WC, delivering the assist that took the team to Russia, as a midfielder or as a right back, Shehu has nothing to prove to any of you. His ability to perform at international level is and has never been in doubt. Shehu is a proven player and only needs to keep proving himself to his national team coaches which he has been doing till date.

      In a team where competition is high, Shehu has held on to his own comparative advantage of being the only player who can operate comfortably as a central midfielder and at the same time as a right back….his own case doesnt need trial or experimentation. He is PROVEN in both positions, both in the national team and in his club. And I dare y’all to tell us which matches we have lost largely due to Shehu’s poor performance in the SE. He might not be a flamboyant player, but his output has never been inferior to what others in the RB position are currently offering at the moment despite nearing his thirties already. Not every RB would be an Ola Aina that forgets his defensive duties because he wants to join the attack. He brings in some stability in that position whenever the coaches feel they need some. His simplicity, tactical discipline and attention to coaching instructions, together with his ability to plug fittingly into the team anytime he’s called upon is what is still endearing him to national team coaches.

      Shehu Abdullahi is the Garba Lawal of this era….the one fans dont want to see because he of his tribal and religious affiliation, but the one coaches want to have in their team for his discipline, versatility and for buffers during fitness crises situation.

      Once again, is Shehu Abdulahi the only northerner….??? For him to have played under every SE coach since 2013. Even the effervescent likes of Siasia and Oliseh made Shehu a key member of their teams. I doubt if he had remained in reckoning if he had been a constant flop and calamity in the green and white shirt.

      And if you want statistics, Shehu played a total of 33 matches (domestic and in Europe) in the just concluded season, averaging 70 minutes per match. That is the player liars call “bench warmer” in his club just to discredit him

      If you also want clips, since you have been blind to what Shehu can, and has been offering since 2013 either at rightback or in the midfield, find the clips below.

      But cry as loud as you want….if he should convince Peserio that he can still come in handy for the SE when called upon, then get ready to see more Shehu invitations for a little longer. Thank God Peserio is not a Nigerian, so he wouldnt give a damn about who is a southerner or a northerner, but rather who has what to offer him and his team.