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  • Updated: August 26, 2021

Transfer: Super Eagles Defender, Ndah, Joins Orlando Pirates Of South Africa

Transfer: Super Eagles Defender, Ndah, Joins Orlando Pirates

Super Eagles defender, Olisa Ndah/NAN

South African side, Orlando Pirates Football Club, have signed Nigeria international, Olisa Ndah, from the reigning Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Akwa United Football Club of Uyo on a 3-year deal.

The club announced the capture of the towering 23-year-old defender via a statement on its various social media platforms on Thursday.

“Orlando Pirates Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Ndah, who joins from newly crowned Nigerian Premier League champions Akwa United.

“Ndah is a 23-year-old defender who joins the Mighty Buccaneers having formed part of an Akwa United squad that lifted its maiden Nigerian Premier League title last season.

“The towering central defender was widely regarded as one of the finest players in the Nigerian Premier League last season,’’ Orlando Pirates’ statement said.

Speaking about the signings, club administrator Floyd Mbele said: “We are proud to announce the signing of Ndah.

“I would like to personally thank Akwa United for the professional manner in which they handled the transaction.’’

Ndah has represented Nigeria U-23 three times and he was at the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Egypt.

He has been capped two times for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Ndah joined Akwa United from Garden City Panthers of Port Harcourt in an initial annual loan before completing a permanent transfer in January 2020.

He had played for Delta Stars and Remo Stars on loan before moving to Akwa United on a permanent basis.

It is understood that Garden City Panthers still hold a 25 per cent sell-on clause on Ndah.

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