By Olayinka Owolewa
Ilorin – Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dele Aiyenugba is close to joining Kwara United Football Club of Ilorin from Hapoel Afula of Israel on a three-year contract.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the transfer discussion is underway ahead of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season (NPFL).
The former Enyimba International FC goalkeeper was at Kwara United’s office earlier on Tuesday to discuss the modalities of the contract.
NAN gathered that some details were yet to be sorted out before the transfer could be concluded.
Aiyenugba who was formerly at Bnei Yehuda of Israel was locked in negotiations with officials of the NPFL club on the transfer fee and other emoluments.
It was however gathered that discussion on the salary had been concluded.
NAN reports that before leaving Nigeria in 2007, Aiyenugba had recorded several successes on the Nigerian and African football scene.
He started his career at Kwara Stars in 1998, before joining Enyimba in 2001 where he went on to win league titles in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.
Aiyenugba also won with the Aba-based club the CAF Champions League in 2003 and 2004, the African Super Cup in 2004 and 2005, before leaving in 2007 for Bnei Yehuda.
At the national team level, the 36-year-old made 17 appearances for the Super Eagles, with his last outing being in a 2-2 draw with Guinea in Abuja in November 2011.
“Kwara is my home and I am here to give my best to Kwara United and the sports-loving people who are in this state,” Aiyenugba said.