EXCLUSIVE: Greuther Furth Close In On Nigeria U-23 Ace Obanor


Germany’s second division side Greuther Furth are close to finalising a three year deal with Nigeria U-23 full back Erhun Obanor, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.

20 year old Obanor is yet to arrive the camp of the Nigeria U-23s in Atalanta USA where they are presently camped ahead of the Olympics in Rio as he travelled to Germany to seal a switch to a team that wasn’t mentioned in the Nigerian press.


In our traditional style of keeping up with the transfers of Nigeria players, our team went into work and discovered the whereabout of the left full back who saw a move to Tunisian side Club Africain fall through due to disagreement over transfer fees in January.

Obanor was sighted at the club house of the Bundesliga 2 side by Owngoalnigeria.com transfer expert Daniel Martins yesterday leading to speculations talks were held regarding a move.

He is expected to join the camp of the Nigeria Olympic team after signing the reported three year contract with Greuther Furth who finished 9th in the league last season.

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The former Abia Warriors player is currently playing for MFM FC in the Nigeria professional Football League (NPFL) on loan from BJ Foundation FC, an amateur side based in Benin that has produced quality stars for Nigeria in the past.

The likes of Elderson Echjiele,Isacc Success,Mikel Agu and a host of others played for the team in the past.

*Daniel Martins