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Nigerian Teenage Striker Signs For MLS Side Montreal Impact

The Montreal Impact have announced the signing of Nigerian striker, Sunusi Ibrahim, from 36 Loin FC for undisclosed fee.

The 18-year-old Nigerian striker signed a three-year contract that will keep him at the club till 2023 with an option of extension to 2024.

The deal will be confirmed upon receipt of his international transfer certificate and completion of medical examination.

The MLS club side sporting director Olivier Renard in a news release said: “The club is very happy to have completed the transfer of this young player, who is already part of his country’s U23 squad despite his young age,”

“It’s a great addition to the squad, especially considering several European clubs were very interested in him as well. Sunusi Ibrahim is a fast and powerful striker who can also play on the wings.”

Ibrahim, who played for Nasarawa United in the Nigerian league, was the leading scorer in the Nigerian league’s first division with 10 goals in 22 matches in 2019.

Internationally, he played three qualifying matches for Nigeria’s U23 squad at the U23 Africa Cup of Nations in 2019.

Ibrahim is now the fourth African player in the club managed by the former Arsenal player, Thierry Henry.

Other African player in the squad are Kenya international Victor Wanyama, Uganda player, Mustafa Kizza and Senegales Clement Diop.

Tags : MLSMontreal ImpactNasarawa UnitedSunusi IbrahimThierry Henry
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