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Peter Adesina:  banging in goals and loving it in Seychelles.


Seychelles are 198 on current FIFA ranking and while some may argue it is the last place to consider playing professional football, former City of David ace Peter Adesina is not bothered about that.

For the former Calabar Rovers player scoring goals and enjoying his game is the most important thing.

The 28-year old midfielder who plies his trade with Seychellois champions, Cote d’Or, has netted 12 goals still counting but is not one to make noise about it.

“I played in Nigeria for a long time notably in the second-tier (Nigerian National League) with City of David (COD) Club and Calabar Rovers. After a short stint in Benin, I was due to return to Nigeria until this opportunity to play in these beautiful islands came, and I grabbed the chance with both hands,” he reflected.

Adesina recalls he needed some time to adapt with the climate especially upon arrival in 2017, but he managed to overcome. helping Cote d’Or to runner-up spot in the Seychellois top flight.

The following season, the club based in Praslin, the second biggest Island in Seychelles, moved a step further winning the national title championship, with the Nigerian netting 12 goals in all competitions.

Cote d’Or players celebrate after winning the president’s cup

He had to fight for his place as one of the four foreigners at the club for the three slots per club according to the regulations of the Seychelles Premier League. Others foreigners in the club are Uganda’s Tonny Kizito and Jonah Randriamisaina of Madagscar. It is apparent that Adesina is enjoying his sujourn in Seychelles and appreciates the support he is getting from all and sundry.

“It has been a privilege to get the chance to showcase my talent and I’m grateful for the club management and coaches as well as the other partners and the whole community of Praslin where the team is based for all the support. I will always strive to give my best for the club,” Adesina promised in a chat with CAFonline.

Cote d’Or will take on Anse Reunion in continuation of the Seychelles First Division league on October 31

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