18-year-old Nigerian footballer Silas Nwankwo joins Swedish club Mjällby AIF (photos)


Nigerian striker, Silas Nwankwo has completed a move to Swedish club, Mjällby AIF from Nasarawa United.

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The 18-year-old, who was the joint-Top scorer in the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), penned n a four-year deal until 2025 with the club,

Nwankwo recorded 19 goals with eight assists to share the award with Charles Atshimene of Akwa United.

Hasse Larsson the sports director of Mjallby AIF in a statement in the official website of the club revealed that the club was delighted to have signed Nwankwo.

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He said, “It is clear that if you look at his merits as an 18-year-old in a high-speaking language, it is impressive.

“But we are also impressed by his top qualities both in the inverted game with his size but also ability to manage goal chances to goal in the offensive penalty area.

“A player who will need time with a longer contract makes us believe that Silas in the long run can really make a difference for the club.”

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Nwankwo is expected to make his debut for Mjallby AIF when they face Akropolis in a Svenska Cupen fixture scheduled for Sunday, February 20, 2022.

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