Nigerian Lawal completes Vipers move

We are pleased to announce the signing of Nigerian striker Abubakar Lawal on a two-year employment contract, that will keep him at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende up to atleast 2024.

The 26-year-old spent the 2021/22 campaign at Rwanda’s giants AS Kigali, a side he featured for two years in total.

Abubakar Lawal puts pen to paper for a two-year contract.

The forward scored eight goals and assisted ten times in all competitions last season for Kigali, helping them win the Kigali Peace Cup in his last match in June.

“I feel happy and at home. They have showed me love ever since l arrived here,” Lawal told Vipers Media in his first interview.  

“I’m here to give my best. I know the club hasn’t been in the CAF Champions League group stages. So, am here to help and fight to make that dream come true, Inshallah.”

Lawal shows off his home kit – a red top – at his unveiling.

The pacy goal-scorer has previously played in the Nigerian Premier League with Kano Pillars FC, Wikki Tourists FC and FC Nasarawa.

He becomes our seventh signing in the ongoing transfer window after Alfred Macumu Mudekereza, Olivier Omadjondo Osomba, Isa Mubiru, Marvin Joseph Youngman, Ashraf Mandela and Abdu Lumala.

QUICK PLAYER PROFILE

Full Names: Abubakar Lawal

Date of birth: September 03, 1995

Height: 1.78m (5ft 10in) 

Weight: 70kgs

Position: Striker

Nationality: Nigerian

Strong foot: Right

Previous Teams:

2020 – 2022: AS Kigali (Rwanda)

2018 – 2020: Nasarawa United (Nigeria)

2016 – 2018: Wikki Tourists (Nigeria)

2014 – 2016: Kano Pillars (Nigeria)

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