Nigeria U23 Midfield Star Still Clubless Despite Rio 2016 Heroics


The club career of Nigeria U23 midfield dynamo Usman Muhammed is yet to get underway despite playing in almost all of Nigeria’s game at the Rio 2016 Olympics where Nigeria won bronze.


Muhammed signed a two year contract with Portuguese side Clube Desportivo Nacional popularly known as Nacional da Madeira in February from Nigeria Professional Football League side FC Taraba.

However he didn’t play a single game for the team before heading to the Olympics with Nigeria, with some reports claiming it was due to issues bothering on work permit.

However shortly after the Olympics, he terminated his contract with Nacional da Madeira due to complications surrounding the deal, and it later emerged that the issues surrounding his transfer was the reason why FIFA blocked him from making his official debut.

Since then the 21 year old has been clubless, despite his claims of strong interest in his services from another Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal in August.