Nigerian International Lands Huge Signing With Saudi-Arabian Club Al-Adalah

Nigerian International Lands Huge Signing With Saudi-Arabian Club Al-Adalah

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
  • Ogenyi Onazi has joined Saudi Arabia First League club, Al-Adalah, after struggling with fitness issues in recent years
  • The player has featured for Danish club SonderjysKE and Zalgris of Lithuania since leaving Turkish club side Trabzonspor in January 2020
  • Al-Adalah are currently second on the table in the Saudi-Arabian league having amassed a total of 36 points from 20 matches played this season

Saudi Arabian First League club Al-Adalah have captured the signing of former Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi on undisclosed terms.

Ex-super Eagles Star Ogenyi Onazi Joins Saudi-Arabian Second Division Club Al-Adalah
Ogenyi Onazi has struggled with fitness issues since leaving Turkish Club Trabzonspor in January 2020. Photo by Eurasia Sport Images
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The 2013 AFCON winner becomes the third player to join the Saudi-Arabian club side in the January transfer window.

All Nigeria Soccer reports Onazi will be joining up with fellow Nigerian Tunde Adeniji at Al-Adalah as the club continue its push for promotion to the Saudi-Arabian Pro league.

Al-Adalah are currently second on the Saudi-Arabian league table with 36 points from 30 games played with the club just 3points behind leaders Al-Khaleej who have 39 points and have played a game more.

According to a report via Complete Sports, the former Lazio star has struggled to stay fit in recent years which cost him his place in the national team.

Onazi has previously featured for Italian giants Lazio, Trabzonspor, Denizlispor both of Turkey, SønderjyskE of Denmark and Zalgiris in Lithuania.

Glory Days for Onazi in Nigeria Colors

Ogenyi Onazi has had an illustrious career, especially with the Super Eagles as he was a key member in the 2013 AFCON winning squad under Steven Keshi.

The hard-tackling midfielder was also on the roaster for Nigeria when the national team equalled the country’s record of reaching the second round of the World Cup in Brazil 2014.

Nigeria Names Venue to Host 2022 World Cup Playoffs

Earlier Sportsbrief reported Moshood Abiola Stadium has been named venue for the World Cup qualifiers between the Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana.

The tie which is scheduled to be played on March 29th will come up eight days after the first fixture against the Ghanaians which has already been pencilled down for Accra.

Both Ghana and Nigeria will be looking to grab one of the five slots available to the continent at this year’s global football showpiece to be staged in Qatar by November.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..