NPFL 2020/2021: Nasarawa United Sign 5 New Players Ahead Of Second Stanza
By Our Corespondent
Nigeria Professional Football League side, Nasarawa United, have announced the signing of the following players after successfully undergoing weeks of trials to strengthen the squad ahead of the commencement of the second stanza of the 2020/2021 NPFL Season.
The new acquisitions are Martins Augustine Owolijah (Defensive Midfielder) from Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi, Sinbad Peter Adams (Left full-back) from Mighty Jets of Jos, Tochukwu Michael (Offensive Midfielder) from GBS of Jos; 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning Chigozie Obasi MON (Right full-back) from Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi, and Julius Nuhu Agogo (Striker) from Plateau United FC of Jos.
After the first phase of the 2020/2021 NPFL Season, Nasarawa United were placed 7th on the league table, but the Solid Miners will welcome table-topping Kwara United in the matchday twenty(20) fixture as the second stanza of the league resumes this weekend across the country.
With six points separating both teams, the Lafia-based Nasarawa United will do all within its powers to narrow the gap by picking their pound of flesh after their last meeting on matchday nineteen (19) ended 2-0 in favour of the Harmony Boys(a.k.a Afonjah Warriors) in Ilorin, Kwara State, on 4th April.
Coach Bala Nikyu is upbeat about claiming the bragging rights against his opponent in the dugout, Biffo Abdullahi, whose team was in some good form going into the mid-season break.
It is not yet certain whether any of the Solid Miners’ new acquisitions will make the Sunday afternoon team’s squad, but they each showed outstanding glimmers of readiness during the club’s tune-up games.
The Nasarawa United versus Kwara United match comes up by 4pm at the Lafia City Stadium on Sunday, 9th May, 2021.