SCORENigeria can report that Malian goalkeeper Drissa Bamba has parted company with FC Ifeanyiubah and he is on the verge of finalising a move to Rivers United as replacement for Sunday Rotimi, who has completed a move to Ethiopia.
Bamba has seen off his two-year contract at ‘The Anambra Warriors’ and has decided it was time to move on.
The agile shot stopper arrived ‘The Pride of Rivers’ Salt Spring Hotel camp, Abakaliki Wednesday night ahead the semifinal clash against Cynosure FC in the SE/SS Preseason Tournament.
They lost 1-0 courtesy of Chidi Martins’ 21st minute strike.
On Thursday, he held contract talks with the hierarchy of ‘The Pride of Rivers’ after their third-place triumph over SKE at the Abakaliki Stadium.
“My contract with FC ifeanyiubah has ended. I don’t want to extend it because I want to move on and face fresh challenges elsewhere”, Bamba told SCORENigeria
“I had a good time, but I just need to move on.
“I found Rivers United ideal for me. Before making up my mind, I sought the advise of Sunday Rotimi who gave me good compliments about the club, hence my decision to honour their invitation.
“I hope to achieve good things with them because I’m motivated to win trophies which also talked with the ambition and mentality of the club”.
Aside Bomba, Wasiu Jimoh, a striker turned defender is another FC Ifeanyiubah player who has drifted to Rivers United ahead the 2018/2019 NPFL season which kicks off December 1, 2018.
Jimoh, a former 3SC and FC Ifeanyiubah ace, was part of the Pride of Rivers squad at the concluded South East/South South preseason tournament concluded Thursday at Pa Ngele Oruta Stadium in Abakaliki.
By Sab Osuji
Kenneth Okoli moves to Kwara United
Former Katsina United goalkeeper Kenneth Okoli has sealed a year’s deal with Kwara United with the option of an extension.
The young goalkeeper finalised the deal and signed the dotted line with ‘The Harmony Boys’ in Abuja where the team are training ahead of the new NPFL season.
“Yes, I have signed a year deal with Kwara United and I think it’s a very good decision for me to take at this stage of my career,” Okoli told SCORENigeria
“I am very happy that I am opening another new chapter of my football career with a traditional team like Kwara United. I can’t wait for the season to start.”
The former FC Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper added that he will forever appreciate the love the people of Katsina showed him during his time with Katsina United.
“I wish to use this medium to appreciate the people of Katsina State for the love and support they showed to me during my time at Katsina United. I will forever cherish them,” he said.
“The chairman and the entire management of the team are just the best because they treated me like their son.”
Kwara United will travel to Lagos Sunday to play a friendly match with MFM of Lagos before traveling to Ekiti State to honour the 6th edition of Gold Cup competition as they continue to intensify preparation ahead of the new NPFL season.
Nasarawa United present coach Bala Nkiyu today
Nasarawa United will today present to the public new coach Bala Nkiyu.
The experienced coach was in charge of another NPFL side, Wikki Tourists, last season.
This will be his second spell at ‘The Solid Miners’ as he first handled the Lafia club about six seasons ago.
His previous clubs include SEC FC Abuja, Niger Tornadoes, Plateau United and Katsina United.