Shehu Abdullahi set for Bursaspor Debut


Shehu Abdullahi will play his first match Today.

Nigeria international defender Shehu Abdullahi has left Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta for Turkey as he joins Super Lig club Bursaspor in a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The 24-year-old joined Anorthosis Famagusta from Portuguese club União da Madeira in September 2016.

Abdullahi, who has previously played in Kuwait and Portugal, joins compatriots William Troost-Ekong, Mikel Agu and Paschal Okoli at Bursaspor who are managed by former Cameroon boss Paul Le Guen.

“I thank Anorthosis Famagusta for an amazing journey and very delighted to be a Bursaspor player,” Abdullahi told BBC Sport.

In the final year of his contract in Cyprus, he was strongly linked with a move to English championship side Birmingham City but opted for top-flight football as he eyes a World Cup place.

Abdullahi played for Nigeria at the 2013 under-20 World Cup in Turkey and starred as his country finish third at the 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa.


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