NPFL: Lobi Stars sign Heartland trio for title assault

NPFL: Lobi Stars sign Heartland trio for title assault

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table toppers Lobi Stars have signed the trio of Chinonso Okonkwo, Chukwudi Nwaodu and Desmond Agbekpornu from league rivals Heartland.

The Pride of Benue climbed to top spot in the league on Sunday with one of the trio, Nwaodu scoring the solitary goal for Gbenga Ogunbote’s side in the win over MFM FC in Makurdi.

The mid-season transfer window of the NPFL which commenced on December 20, 2019 will close this Sunday January 19 and teams in the top flight have been beefing up their playing personnel.

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Aside Nwaodu, Ogunbote also signed striker Okonkwo who played under him when he was in charge of Enyimba in the 2016/17 season.

Agbekpornu is a Ghanaian defender who joined Heartland from Ashanti Gold at the end of 2018. The 24-year old centre back was thrown straight into the starting lineup for Sunday’s win over MFM.

While Ogunbote is welcoming new arrivals to his team, they are also bracing up for the exit of two sons of the soil – Solomon Kwambe and Raphael Ayagwa – who have been snapped up by American side Tusla Rouchnecks.

Star striker Sikiru Alimi has also left the club for Tunisian side Stade Tunisien. Lobi Stars will face Rivers United in NPFL Match Day 15 action in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

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