Nigerian striker, Aboubakar Lawal, has joined AS Kigali of Rwanda on a two-year deal following a successful trial.
Local reports said coaches at the Rwanda Azam Premier League club were impressed with the Nigerian who scored three goals in two friendlies.
Aboubacar scored two goals in his recent friendly against Interforce, scoring another goal in a 4-0 win over Vision.
After the Interforce match, Kigali coach Eric Nshimiyimana described Aboubacar as a good player who needed more games to get along with his teammates.
“The striker we have been working with for days, he is a player who has a lot of tricks, he is a player who knows how to stand on the pitch. He knows how to play with others, he is a player who meets all the requirements for a striker, the rest is to give him a lot of games, the days we spent together. I saw him as a good striker,” he said.
In August this year, another Rwanda Football League side, Musanze FC, signed Nigerian striker, Abbey Natty, from Gor Mahia of Kenya on a one-year contract.
Lawal, 21, joins Musanze from Kenyan league champions, having also played for Western Stima FC in 2012 and Muhoroni Youth FC in 2013.
Rwanda’s 2020/21 season is scheduled to get underway in December.
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