Breakout Orlando Pirates' Nigerian Defender Olisa Ndah Nominated for Prestigious Award After Excellent Season

Breakout Orlando Pirates' Nigerian Defender Olisa Ndah Nominated for Prestigious Award After Excellent Season

Keba Mothoagae
June 6, 2022 at 2:01 PM
  • Orlando Pirates defender Olisa Ndah's star continues to rise higher and higher after an outstanding season
  • The Nigerian defender stood head and shoulders above everyone's shoulders at Orlando Pirates since he joined the club ahead of last season
  • Having forced himself back into Super Eagles selection by being chosen to go to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Ndah has now been recognised as a top export out of Nigeria

Olisah Ndah's outstanding efforts for Orlando Pirates in what was a let-down of a season have been recognised in Nigeria.

His towering presence in the Buccaneers' defence saw him being selected for the Super Eagles' 2021 Africa Cup of Nations squad, though he did not get game time in Nigeria. Ndah joined Pirates at the beginning of the season from Nigerian club Akwa United.

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Olisa Ndah's efforts in South Africa have impressed observers in Nigeria.
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As reported by Kick Off, has now been nominated for the Eagles Tracker Defender of the Season. According to the website, Eagles Tracker awards highlight and celebrates the most outstanding Nigerian footballers around the world with 13 categories this year.

Ndah is up against Victor Moses – formerly with Chelsea, Liverpool, Inter Milan, Crystal Palace and Fenerbahce and now with Spartak Moscow. Also in contention are Zaidu Sanusi of FC Porto, left-footed central defender Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers) and towering West Bromwich Albion defender Semi Ajay.

According to The Citizen, Ndah is on the radar of a yet-to-be-named Swedish team, and is not expected to remain in South Africa either way as his star continues to rise.

Orlando Pirates' Nigerian defender Olisa Ndah reportedly attracting unnamed Swedish club's attention

It has been a good year as an Orlando Pirates player for Olisa Ndah and the Nigerian defender has already attracted interest in Sweden, with a source close to the player stating that the 24-year-old’s dreams of playing in Europe may come true.

As reported by Sports Brief, he might have missed a penalty in a shootout against Marumo Gallants, but he will forget that disappointment quickly with the latest development.

Ndah climbed aboard the Pirates ship in August last year after he helped Akwa United win the Nigerian Premiership title.

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