Posted by: westafricanfootball | 24/11/2012

NIGERIA PREMIER LEAGUE – TRANSFERS (LAST UPDATE: 24.11.2012)

At the time of writing, no-one seems to know when the up-coming season of the Nigeria Premier League will kick-off. However; the various newspapers are constantly writing about transfers and rumours. In this post, which I will try to update regularly, I will present information about transfers during the “Silly Season” of Nigerian football. Please note that it is extremely difficult to verify player transfers in Nigeria. When the new season eventually starts, most likely in January 2013, I am pretty sure it will turn out that some of these transfers have never taken place.

The picture shows Andrew Abalogu, one of the players that has certainly switched clubs lately. Abalogu, a promising striker born 03.10.1992, joins ambitious Enyimba FC from ABS FC. Abalogu scored nine goals in his first ever season at the top level of Nigerian football. The picture was found on excellent webpage http://www.enyimbafc.net.

ABS FC

No known transfers so far

AKWA UNITED FC 

Son Hingir (striker) – from Niger Tornadoes FC to Akwa United FC

http://www.supersport.com/football/nigeria/news/121106/Akwa_reload_with_Hingir

BAYELSA UNITED FC

Anthony Abawula (midfielder – born 23.08.1990) – from Lobi Stars FC to Bayelsa United FC

http://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/4093/nigeria/2012/11/24/3552588/bayelsa-united-nassarawa-utd-swoop-on-npl-clubs-for-players

Jafar Buhari (striker) – from Kaduna United FC to Bayelsa United FC

http://www.supersport.com/football/nigeria/news/121020/Jafar_signs_for_Bayelsa_Utd

Blessing Okardi (midfielder – born 05.11.1988) – from Lobi Stars FC to Bayelsa United FC

http://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/4093/nigeria/2012/11/24/3552588/bayelsa-united-nassarawa-utd-swoop-on-npl-clubs-for-players

DOLPHINS FC

No known transfers so far

EL-KANEMI WARRIORS FC

No known transfers so far

ENYIMBA FC

Andrew Abalogu (striker – born 03.10.1992) – from ABS FC to Enyimba FC

http://www.enyimbafc.net/news/news.php?article_id=581

Ukeyima Akombo (striker – born 25.11.1987) – from Sunshine Stars FC to Enyimba FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/november/23-ukeyima-akombo-leads-sunshine-exodus.html

Abdulrazak Aliyu (midfielder) – from FC Taraba to Enyimba FC

http://www.supersport.com/football/nigeria/news/121109/Enyimba_close_to_midfield_signings

Bright Esieme (right-back – born 04.10.1992) – from ABS FC to Enyimba FC

http://www.enyimbafc.net/news/news.php?article_id=581

Sibi Gwar (striker – born 09.09.1987) – from Niger Tornadoes FC to Enyimba FC

http://www.enyimbafc.net/news/news.php?article_id=585

Bala Mohammed (midfielder – born 04.01.1988) – from Jigawa Golden Stars FC to Enyimba FC

http://www.supersport.com/football/nigeria/news/121123/Bala_joins_Enyimba

Samuel Okani (goalkeeper) – from Jigawa Golden Stars FC to Enyimba FC (return after loan)

http://www.enyimbafc.net/news/news.php?article_id=581

Chibuzor Okonkwo (right-back – born 16.12.1988) – from Heartland FC to Enyimba FC

http://www.soccerpress.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1337:npl-transfers-in-full-swing&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=27

Ikechukwu Okorie (centre-back) – from Kaduna United FC to Enyimba FC (return after loan)

http://www.enyimbafc.net/news/news.php?article_id=581

Fidelis Saviour (striker – born 18.04.1988) – from FC Taraba to Enyimba FC

http://www.enyimbafc.net/news/news.php?article_id=581

Kingsley Sokari (midfielder) – from Port Harcourt City Academy to Enyimba FC

http://www.enyimbafc.net/news/news.php?article_id=586

Olufemi Thomas (goalkeeper – born 05.08.1989) – from Akwa United FC to Enyimba FC

http://www.supersport.com/football/article.aspx?Id=1675434

GOMBE UNITED FC

Victor Barnabas (striker – born 13.12.1988) – from Enyimba FC to Gombe United FC

http://www.supersport.com/football/nigeria-features/news/121124/Taraba_Gombe_draw_in_preseason

HEARTLAND FC

Isah Akor (striker) – from Prime FC to Heartland FC

http://thenationonlineng.net/new/sports/heartland-sign-9-players/

Thankgod Amaefule (centre-back – born 16.12.1984) – from Sharks FC to Heartland FC

http://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/4093/nigeria/2012/11/03/3498376/chinedu-efugh-expects-a-strong-heartland-squad-next-season

Sakibu Atanda (striker – born 20.03.1988) – from Sunshine Stars FC to Heartland FC

http://thenationonlineng.net/new/sports/heartland-sign-9-players/

Bright Ejike (striker – born 01.01.1993) – from Sharks FC to Heartland FC

http://thenationonlineng.net/new/sports/heartland-sign-9-players/

Andrew Nwordu (centre-back) – from Ocean Boys FC to Heartland FC

http://www.nationaldailyngr.com/football/nwordu-signs-for-heartland

Ebele Obi (goalkeeper) – free agent to Heartland FC

http://thenationonlineng.net/new/sports/heartland-sign-9-players/

David Tyavkase (attacking midfielder – born 30.12.1984) – from Lobi Stars FC to Heartland FC

http://thenationonlineng.net/new/sports/heartland-sign-9-players/

Hassan Yau (defensive midfielder – born 03.01.1986) – from ABS FC to Heartland FC

http://thenationonlineng.net/new/sports/heartland-sign-9-players/

KADUNA UNITED FC

No known transfers so far

KANO PILLARS FC

Emmanuel Bivan (attacking midfielder) – from Kaduna United FC to Kano Pillars FC

http://www.supersport.com/football/nigeria/news/121016/Pillars_land_Emmanuel_Bivan

Cletus Promise James (right-back) – from Enyimba FC to Kano Pillars FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/october/30-kofarmata-back-with-pillars.html

Bello Musa Kofarmata (right-winger – born 12.05.1988) – from Heartland FC to Kano Pillars FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/october/30-kofarmata-back-with-pillars.html

Mathias Samuel (defensive midfielder) – from Gombe United FC to Kano Pillars FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/october/30-kofarmata-back-with-pillars.html

Ibrahim Shuaibu (striker – from Giwa FC to Kano Pillars FC)

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/october/30-kofarmata-back-with-pillars.html

Samuel Tswanya (right-back – born 19.07.1989) – from Enyimba FC to Kano Pillars FC

http://www.supersport.com/football/article.aspx?Id=1668664

KWARA UNITED FC

Samuel Adegbenro (winger) – from Prime FC to Kwara United FC

http://www.sportsdayonline.com/nig_pre_league_games/993/display

Taiwo Mayegun (midfielder) – from Prime FC to Kwara United FC

http://www.sportsdayonline.com/nig_pre_league_games/993/display

Dare Ojo – from Rising Stars FC to Kwara United FC

http://www.soccerpress.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1337:npl-transfers-in-full-swing&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=27

Najeem Olukokun (striker – born 27.12.1990) – from Rising Stars FC to Kwara United FC

http://www.soccerpress.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1337:npl-transfers-in-full-swing&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=27

Samuel Taiwo (midfielder) – from Prime FC to Kwara United FC

http://www.sportsdayonline.com/nig_pre_league_games/993/display

LOBI STARS FC

Osasu Stanley Aigbe (midfielder) – from Niger Tornadoes FC to Lobi Stars FC

http://www.futaa.com/football/article/lobi-stars-unveil-15-new-players

Benedict Atule (defender – born 20.12.1987) – from Niger Tornadoes FC to Lobi Stars FC

http://www.futaa.com/football/article/lobi-stars-unveil-15-new-players

Jude Ebitogwa (defender) – from Sunshine Stars FC to Lobi Stars FC

http://www.futaa.com/football/article/lobi-stars-unveil-15-new-players

Stephen Eze – from youth team to Lobi Stars FC

http://www.futaa.com/football/article/lobi-stars-unveil-15-new-players

Paul Ikenna (midfielder) – from Rangers International FC to Lobi Stars FC

http://www.futaa.com/football/article/lobi-stars-unveil-15-new-players

Christian Ifeanyi Inyam (striker – born 21.12.1991) – from Sunshine Stars FC to Lobi Stars FC

http://www.futaa.com/football/article/lobi-stars-unveil-15-new-players

Danladi Issah (goalkeeper) – from Heartland FC to Lobi Stars FC

http://www.futaa.com/football/article/lobi-stars-unveil-15-new-players

Chidozie Johnson (midfielder – born 06.01.1983) – from Heartland FC to Lobi Stars FC

http://www.futaa.com/football/article/lobi-stars-unveil-15-new-players

Richards Ocheayi (goalkeeper) – from Enyimba FC to Lobi Stars FC

http://www.futaa.com/football/article/lobi-stars-unveil-15-new-players

Irolo Samuel (striker) – from Jigawa Golden Stars FC to Lobi Stars FC

http://www.futaa.com/football/article/lobi-stars-unveil-15-new-players

Moses Yanmar – from youth team to Lobi Stars FC

http://www.futaa.com/football/article/lobi-stars-unveil-15-new-players

NASARAWA UNITED FC

Terfa Abaya (striker – born 08.01.1984) – free agent to Nasarawa United FC

http://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/4093/nigeria/2012/11/24/3552588/bayelsa-united-nassarawa-utd-swoop-on-npl-clubs-for-players

Henry Akile (striker – born 22.12.1987) – from Lobi Stars FC to Nasarawa United FC

http://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/4093/nigeria/2012/11/24/3552588/bayelsa-united-nassarawa-utd-swoop-on-npl-clubs-for-players

Justice Christopher (midfielder – born 24.12.1981) – free agent to Nasarawa United FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/november/21-world-cup-star-justice-christopher-to-prove-himself-in-npl.html

NEMBE CITY FC

No known transfers so far

RANGERS INTERNATIONAL FC

Razaq Adegbite (striker) – from Enyimba FC to Rangers International FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/november/17-rangers-stop-enugu-all-stars.html

Chigozie Agbim (goalkeeper – born 28.11.1984) – from Warri Wolves FC to Rangers International FC

http://theeagleonline.com.ng/news/warri-wolves-issue-rangers-ultimatum-over-players-transfer/

Itodo Akor (goalkeeper) – from El-Kanemi Warriors FC to Rangers International FC

http://www.futaa.com/football/article/goalkeeper-itodo-joins-rangers

Lazarus Chukwu (attacking midfielder) – from Warri Wolves FC to Rangers International FC

http://theeagleonline.com.ng/news/warri-wolves-issue-rangers-ultimatum-over-players-transfer/

Chisom Egbuchulam (midfielder) – from Disdevt FC to Rangers International FC

http://www.sportsdayonline.com/nig_pre_league_games/902/display

Matthew Etim (right-back) – from Kaduna United FC to Rangers International FC

http://www.soccerpress.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1337:npl-transfers-in-full-swing&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=27

Victor Ezeji (striker – born 09.06.1981) – from Sharks FC to Rangers International FC

http://www.supersport.com/football/nigeria/news/121120/Ezeji_joins_Rangers

Sunday Mba (attacking midfielder – born 28.11.1988) – from Warri Wolves FC to Rangers International FC

http://theeagleonline.com.ng/news/warri-wolves-issue-rangers-ultimatum-over-players-transfer/

Onoriode Odah (winger – born 14.04.1992) – from Ocean Boys FC to Rangers International FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/november/17-rangers-stop-enugu-all-stars.html

Anthony Okemmiri (winger) – from Kwara United FC to Rangers International FC

http://www.supersport.com/football/nigeria/news/121115/Rangers_land_Okemmiri

Pape Ousmane Sané (centre-back – born 21.02.1984) – from Sharks FC to Rangers International FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/november/09-senegalese-defender-sane-joins-rangers.html

Sanusi Sani (striker) – from Gombe United FC to Rangers International FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/october/19-sanusi-sani-dumps-pillars-for-rangers.html

SHARKS FC

Jonah Abutu (attacking midfielder – born 27.07.1988) – from Lobi Stars FC to Sharks FC

http://www.supersport.com/football/nigeria/news/121123/Abutu_Osagie_to_become_Blue_Angels

Chijioke Ejiogu (goalkeeper – born 22.11.1984) – from Heartland FC to Sharks FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/november/21-arugo-monkey-ejiogu-joins-sharks-for-eagles.html

Monday Osagie (centre-back – born 31.12.1989) – from Akwa United FC to Sharks FC

http://www.supersport.com/football/nigeria/news/121123/Abutu_Osagie_to_become_Blue_Angels

SHOOTING STARS FC

Jacob Eke (striker) – from Kaduna United FC to Shooting Stars FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/november/08-3sc-new-signing-goes-awol.html

Charles Etuwe (centre-back) – from Crown FC to Shooting Stars FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/november/08-3sc-new-signing-goes-awol.html

Mohammed Sani (defender) – from Ocean Boys FC to Shooting Stars FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/november/08-3sc-new-signing-goes-awol.html

Azeez Shobowale (midfielder – born 24.06.1991) – from Dolphins FC to Shooting Stars FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/november/08-3sc-new-signing-goes-awol.html

SUNSHINE STARS FC

No known transfers so far

WARRI WOLVES FC

Kola Anubi (attacking midfielder – born 24.03.1987) – from Sharks FC to Warri Wolves FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/november/05-wolves-land-sharks-star-anubi.html

John Dosu (goalkeeper – born 09.04.1986) – from Akwa United FC to Warri Wolves FC

http://www.soccerpress.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1337:npl-transfers-in-full-swing&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=27

Achibi Ewenike – from Delta Force FC to Warri Wolves FC

http://www.mtnfootball.com/africa/nigeria/premier-league/news/2012/november/05-wolves-land-sharks-star-anubi.html

Junior Osagie (striker – born 13.01.1985) – free agent to Warri Wolves FC

http://www.sportsdayonline.com/nig_pre_league_games/984/display

John Owoeri (winger – born 13.01.1987) – from Sunshine Stars FC to Warri Wolves FC

http://www.completesportsnigeria.com/news/2012/11/ogbeide-hails-owoeri-osagie-capture

WIKKI TOURISTS FC

James Aiyeyemi (goalkeeper) – from ABS FC to Wikki Tourists FC

http://www.futaa.com/football/article/abs-keeper-joins-wikki-tourist


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