Nigeria midfielder, Dominic Abah has emerged as top transfer target of two Premier League sides, Lobi Stars of Makurdi and El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri with three weeks before the start of the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Abah is making a return to the domestic top flight after a two-season spell in Senegal where he starred for Guediawaye FC ( 2015/2016) and Tuengeuth FC, first division league teams in the West African country.
The 20-year-old has equally undergone a successful trials at Cyprus side, Gau Centinkaya, north of Nicosia, but was denied a deal following the country’s rule on foreign players quota as Gau Centinkaya had exhausted theirs.
“That was reason I came back to begin a fresh start,” the defensive midfielder, who was part of manager Solomon Ogbeide’s Lobi Stars pre season squad at Ijedbu Ode, said.
He left for Senegal to procure his release papers when Lobi Stars traveled for the Gold Cup tournament in Ilorin and with his ITC firmly in his hands, El-Kanemi Warriors are now into the fray to hijack the deal.
“No doubt there is also interest from El-Kanemi, but nothing, so far, has been decided.”
The Benue State-born midfielder said he is grateful to Abdul Shaqa Isiaka for playing a leading light in his career, so far.
“My coming back home is a process of of preparing myself for a national team duty even at the home base Super Eagles level and I know with hard work success will come.”