21 year old Nigerian centre back Abonima Izuegbun has joined the league of Nigeria players plying their trade in Finland after signing a one year deal with Seinaejoen JK.

The team popularly refereed to as SJK snapped up the Nigerian who last played in Israel for Hapoel Tel Aviv before he was released at the end of the season but prior to moving abroad, he represented Gombe United and Sharks in the Nigeria domestic league.

Comfortable as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder he was on the bench for the entire duration of their 0-0 draw away to KuPS just a day after his registration was confirmed.

He has been training with the team before he was registered and that could mean he make his debut quicker than expected with next weekend looking like a sure possibility for his debut.

Abonima from our count makes it 11 Nigerian players in Finland with the quartet of Paul Onobi,Gbolahan Salami,Aliyu Abubakar and Azubuike Egwuekwe turning out for KuPS.

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The duo of former AC Milan men Taiye Taiwo and Nnamdi Oduamadi who is on loan from the Serie A giants alongside Vincent Onovo brings to three the number of Nigerian players at HJK Helsinki.

Faith Friday Obilor is at Inter- Turku with Kennedy Nwanganga while Yero Bello presently plys his trade with IIves after joining the team a week ago as a free player from Israel.

*Rasheed Michael