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.
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.”
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)
Strong foot: Right
2020 – 2022: AS Kigali (Rwanda)
2018 – 2020: Nasarawa United (Nigeria)
2016 – 2018: Wikki Tourists (Nigeria)
2014 – 2016: Kano Pillars (Nigeria)
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