Oboabona Joins Mohammed, Iyayi At HNK Gorica


Former Super Eagles defender, Godfrey Oboabona has become the thirds Nigerian player to sign for HNK Gorica of Croatia this summer, as he has finally sealed a deal to join Musa Mohammed and Atiemwen Iyayi at the ambitious club.

Oboabona arrives from Al-Ahli of Suadi Arabia in a two year contract, with the option of putting pen to paper on another term at the end of his initial deal.

The former Sunshine Stars of Akure skipper, who has also previously played in Turkey and Finland, will now aim to link forces in defence with ex-Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles captain, Muhammed behind Iyayi Believe in the Gorica squad.

Obaboana played eight games for Al-Ahli before leaving in an unceremonious manner, after his deal with the Saudi outfit was terminated.

Before then, Oboabona had been at Rizespor of Turkey for four seasons, but left as a free agent at the expiration of his deal, and a short stint in Finalnd neither saw light of the day.

The 28-year-old stopper was a member of the Eagles’ squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, in which he played all six games in full, and later starred same year at the FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

During his days with Rizespor, Oboabona, who last played for the Eagles in 2016 against Egypt, scored five goals and got two assists in 114 games for the club before his exit in the summer of 2017.

Oboabona will now hope to hit the ground running from the word go with Gorica, once all formalities of his transfer are completed, as he has already been unveiled by the Velika Gorica-based side.


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