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Alhassan joins Awaziem, Onyemaechi at Boavista

Former Akwa United midfielder Ibrahim Alhassan has joined Portuguese facet Boavista as their first summer time signing, PUNCH Sports Extra.

He signed a two-year cope with the membership following the expiration of his contract at newly promoted Belgium facet, Beerschot, the place he additionally fired them to the second division title on the finish of final season.

He was unveiled by the membership on Thursday, 4 days after the expiration of his contract in Belgium.

“I am very happy. Signing for Boavista was an easy decision, firstly because I know how great the club is and also because I have already played in Portugal, which I consider to be my second home. I am very excited about this challenge and I can’t wait to meet my new teammates and start this adventure,” the 27-year-old participant stated through the membership’s web site.

He now turns into the third Nigerian on the roster of Boavista subsequent season, with Super Eagles defenders Chidozie Awaziem and Bruno Onyemaechi already on the membership.

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“I know Bruno and Chidozie personally. I played with Chidozie when I was in the Nigerian national team and I had already faced Bruno when he was still at Feirense. I also shared the dressing room with Filipe Ferreira at Nacional, and I remember playing against Ibrahima Camara. This connection with my teammates could be important for me to adapt more easily,” the midfielder added.

Alhassan is again in Portuguese soccer, having additionally represented CD Nacional for 4 seasons, between 2018 and 2022. He performed twice on the Estadio do Bessa, Boavista’s house floor, which he described as “incredible.”

“The atmosphere was spectacular, and the fans were always supporting, making it difficult for the opponents. Fortunately, now I’m on this side, it will be easier to play at Bessa.”

He represented Nigeria on the U-17 and U-20 ranges earlier than being successful two caps with the senior nationwide group in 2017.

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