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As many as four Nigerians are now officially on the payroll of Finnish side Kuopio Palloseura after they official announce the signing of Aliyu Abubakar.

The former Nigeria U-17 World Youth Championship winner has spent two weeks training with the team and after distinguishing himself in a friendly game against AC Oulu on Friday he signed a one and half year deal with the team.

Owngoalnigeria.com had announce his departure to Finland for training with KuPS two weeks ago and the 19 year old today officially join Paul Onobi,Azubuike Egwuekwe and Gbolahan Salami at the Finnish side.

Abubakar has been clubless since leaving MS Ashdod of Israel six months ago following the expiration of his one year deal with the team who suffered relegation to the second division during the first six months of the Nigerian stay with them.

Comfortable as a defensive midfielder he is however also good as a central defender a role he played admirably well to help Nigeria lift the 2013 U-17 World cup.