By Adeboye Amosu: Super Eagles defender, Shehu Abdullahi, made an emotional end of stay with Cypriot side, Anorthosis Famagusta as he was in tears while getting a standing ovation and farewell from both the fans and officials at the end of the their League clash against Ethinakos Achnas on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN).
It was Abdullahi’s last outing for the modest side before finally moving to Bursaspor of Turkey,
Abdullahi who was handed the captain’s hand band in the game as a mark of respect for his exemplary service to the club, converted a penalty in the 59th minute to help them to a 3-1 win.
He was surrounded by his teammates after the game who bid him farewell with deep hugs and also got standing ovation from fans at the Stadio Antonis Papadopoulos.
The 24-year-old who can also play as a defensive midfielder is expected to pen a contract with Bursaspor on Monday where he will linked up with two of his international teammates, Willian Troost-Ekong and Mikel Agu.
The former Kano Pillars player who joined Anorthosis from Portuguese club, Uniao da Madeira in 2016, made 48 appearances for the club scoring three goals.
On the international scene, he was part of Nigeria’s home-based team that came third at the African Nations Championship in South Africa 2016 and the U-23 Eagles side that won bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN