Former Golden Eaglets skipper Sani Abacha has said he is delighted to have signed his first professional contract in Europe after he agreed a two-year deal with Honved Budapest.
Last month, Abacha, sourced from Galadima Football Academy Abuja, turned 18 and could therefore sign a pro deal overseas.
“It feels really good to be part of such a club and sign my first professional contract,” Abacha told the Honved website.
“Honvéd are a great club, one of the biggest teams in Hungary, with great records and history, lots of excellent players.
“It’s not easy to get this far, always believing in yourself that out of many great players, you’ll have such an extraordinary opportunity.
“This is a huge step in my career, I feel honoured, but I still have to look ahead and keep working just as hard.
“I can’t wait to get on the field and show myself in the colors of the Honvéd.”
Honved top official Gober Kun said he hopes Abacha develops into a great player at the club.
“Sani Abacha is a dedicated young footballer,” he remarked.
“We hope that his potentials can be fulfilled at our club and that we can contribute to making him a great player, who can also help our team.”
However, Abacha, who is a versatile player in defence and midfield, will have to wait till next year before he can make his official debut as his contract was signed after the transfer deadline in Hungary.