Akwa United Sign Former Barcelona Forward, Bassey

Returning Bassey may be available for selection against El-Kanemi on Thursday

Bassey on national team assignment ((Image Credit: Omojuwa.com)


Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL) side, Akwa United have announced the signing of ex-Barcelona B player, Ezekiel Bassey from Iranian club, Paykan FC.

Bassey joined Barcelona’s Team B on deadline day from Enyimba on loan until the end of the season during the winter transfer of 2016/17 season.

That was following the NPFL All-Star tour of La Liga in 2016 where he was scouted by Barcelona talent spotters.

Bassey at Barcelona (Image Source: Daily Post Nigeria)

‎Abdu Maikaba’s tutored team made the signing known on their official Twitter handle:

“We are glad to announce the signing of Super Eagles and former FC Barcelona Team B Forward Ezekiel Bassey.

“Bassey may be available for selection against El-Kanemi on Thursday. It will be the player’s second stint with us & he has been assigned jersey NO 10.” #greatplayer

The 5 ft 7 in tall attacker will be keen to hit the ground running for a side who are just 8 points adrift league-leaders, Lobi Stars.

A pacey winger, Bassey is known for his good dribbling ability and very high work rate.

The Promise Keepers are currently seventh in the NPFL table with 29 points from 19 games.


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