FC Ifeanyi Uba have fortified their team with the addition of Benin Republic left full back Isacc Loute as the mid season transfer window draws to a close in Nigeria.

11th placed Ifeanyi Uba who are five points behind leaders Wikki Tourist are slowly gaining a reputation of hiring foreigners as they presently have a Bulgarian coach alongside players from Brazil,Ivory Coast,Cameroun and Congo in their team.

The signing of Loute brings to two the number of players the club have snapped up in the ongoing mid season transfer window all in their bid to achieve their aim of picking up a continental ticket at the end of the season.

Coach Mitcho Dubrev was given a 100 million naira by club chairman Ifeanyi Uba to strengthen the squad in the mid season transfer window with fortifying the defence and attack his main priority.

While he has succeeded in making two additions to his backline and is reportedly close to agreeing a deal with Heartland FC for shot stopper Ebele Obi, the search to fortify their attack has lead into talks with the second top scorer in the league.

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Owngoalnigeria.com gathered Ismaila Gata who presently plays for Niger Tornadoes and has 9 goals four behind topscorer Godwin Obaje is close to finalising his move to the Nnewi millionaires.

Gata was spotted in the team’s camp yesterday but they appear to be no indication that his move will be finalised before Ifeanyi Uba take on his present team Niger Tornadoes.

*Ade Santos (NPFL)