Former Eagles goalkeeper Aiyenugba completes move to Kwara United


Thirteen years after leaving the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for a greener pastures abroad, former Enyimba goalkeeper, Dele Aiyenugba and returned to the scene, and has teamed up with Kwara United ahead of the new season.

Kwara United yesterday completed the signing of Aiyenugba ahead of the 2020/21 Nigerian Professional Football League season.

The club’s management, under the leadership of Kumbi Titiloye are now in top gear to bolster the squad so as for the Harmony Boys to soar next term in all competitions.

Before leaving Nigeria in 2007, Dele Aiyenugba recorded his name in the history books of the Nigerian and African football considering his awesome achievements.

He actually started his career at Kwara stars in 1998 before his brilliant performances then made ways for him to join Enyimba in 2001.

Aiyenugba won four NPFL titles at Enyimba in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

He also lifted the CAF Champions League twice in 2003 and 2004 and also two African Super Cup in 2004 and 2005 and left the People’s Elephant in 2007 for a big move to Bnei Yehuda.

At the national team, the 36-year-old made 17 appearances for the Super Eagles and last played for the three-time African Champions in the painful 2-2 draw against Guinea in Abuja in November 2011 which confirmed Nigeria’s failure not to qualify for the 2012 AFCON in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

“Kwara is my home and I am here to give my best to Kwara United and also sports loving people who are in this state,” Aiyenugba explained.

Meanwhile, free kick specialist Afeez Nosri has agreed to rejoin Kwara United from Niger Tornadoes after having unfruitful season with the Minna-based side in the National League.

Kwara United gaffer Abdullahi Biffo is still monitoring some players for the possibility of signing them ahead of the new season.


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