NPFL club Kwara United sign former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dele Aiyenugba after leaving European side Hapoel Afula.

The 36-year-old made his name in the Nigerian elite division league, where he played for Kwara United and Enyimba International before heading to Bnei Yehuda 2007.

Aiyenugba spent seven years in Israel and played  Bnei Yehuda, Hapoel Ashkelon, Hapoel Iksal and Hapoel Afula, before returning home to rejoin Kwara United.

However, the CAF Champions League winner told DailyTimes: “Kwara is my home and I am here to give my best to Kwara United and also sports loving people who are in this state,”

“I came back to the league because I want to encourage other players to return and also young players in the league.

“For example, in Israel, Benayoun went back to Israel, played for 5 seasons at Maccabi Tel Aviv, Beitar Jerusalem, Beitar Tikva, and Maccabi Haifa before he stopped playing. Why we don’t do it in Nigeria kills me. When a player wants to play, they say he’s old and broke, but he needs to feed his family and still has his two legs to play. Will he beg for money from his colleagues to feed his family? It’s so funny.

Aiyenugba started his career at Kwara Stars In 1998 won four NPFL titles and was also part of the squad that lifted the CAF Champions League trophy twice in 2004 and 2004.

On the international scene, he made 17 appearances for the Super Eagles.

 

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