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Valmiera FC sign Nigerian trio on 5-year deal

Valmiera FC unveiled Nigerian trio Tolu Arokodare (striker), Laide Badmus (central defender) and Abiodun Saliyu (midfielder) at the weekend following a sensational swoop, can report.

Valmiera FC sign

The Latvian premier league side, who were impressed by the scouting report of the players completed negotiation with Nigerian side Box2box this summer and sealed a five-year deal on Saturday.

Tolu, 18, was a former member of the Golden Eaglets squad under Garba Manu, Laide Badmus, 20, was dropped by Flying Eagles Coach Paul Aigbogun just before the 2019 U-20 FIFA World Cup and Abiodun Saliyu, 19,
was invited during qualifiers.

Interestingly, Valmiera FC picked Tolu Arokodare and Laide Badmus to feature the next day after their unveiling for a home fixture against Daugavpils at the Vidzemes Olimpiskais centrs. Tolu made his debut in a solid 72 minutes appearance while Laide sat on the bench for 90minutes as the club drew 1-1.

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Valmiera are currently placed fourth in the Latvian premier league with 25 points after 18 matches this season and will return to action on Thursday against league leaders Riga.

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