Akwa Utd & Rangers battle to sign Kwara Utd’s Ohanu

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Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) outfits Akwa United and Rangers International FC are interested in signing Kwara United striker Michael Ohanu, according to Jollof Sports sources in Uyo and Enugu.

Ohanu, 19, helped the Harmony Warriors gain promotion to the NPFL with 21 goals in the Nigeria National League (NNL) last season – the most ever recorded in the second tier of Nigerian league – as the Ilorin-based club topped the Northern Conference.

Rangers are definitely looking to have Ohanu replace Bobby Clement, who left to Kuwaiti club Al-Arabi SC last month, as the plethora of stars who won them the league title in 2016 keep reducing in number.

The Most Valuable Player of the 2016 season, Chisom Egbuchulam, also left on a season-long loan, with an option to sign a three-year deal based on performance, to Swedish side BK Haken before the 2017 season began and the Flying Antelopes battled relegation for most of last season.

Akwa United, on the other hand, have contrasting fate as they won a second Federation Cup (Aiteo Cup) title in three years this month. They also finished fourth in the league after a wonderful season under the management of coach Abdu Maikaba.

Maikaba will be looking to add to the list of his strikers as the Promise Keepers will play in the CAF Confederation Cup come next season.

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