Get to know Abubeker Nassir, the Ethiopian footballer who plays as a forward for Mamelodi Sundowns

Get to know Abubeker Nassir, the Ethiopian footballer who plays as a forward for Mamelodi Sundowns

Kevin Omuya
November 19, 2023 at 12:44 PM

Abubeker Nassir Ahmed is an Ethiopian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Mamelodi Sundowns in the Premier Soccer League of South Africa and the Ethiopian national team. He is one of the finest signings of the Brazilians after the arrival of goalkeeper Ronwen Williams and Sipho Mbule, who both joined from SuperSport United.

Abubeker Nassir
Ethiopian forward Abubeker Nassir. Photo: @abubaker_nasru (modified by author)
Source: UGC

Nassir, an Ethiopian international, is a deadly goal-scorer for his team. The 22-year-old striker finished the 2021/22 season as his previous side, Ethiopian Coffee S.C.'s all-time leading scorer with 29 goals. In addition to being awarded MVP of the Ethiopian Premier League, he was named the league's Best Young Player.

Profile summary



Full name

Abubeker Ahmed Nassir




23 years old as of 2023

Place of birth

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Date of birth

February 23, 2000




185m (6'1")


64kg (141lbs)

Eye colour

Dark brown

Hair colour



Professional footballer



Social media


Abubeker Nassir's biography

On February 16, 2000, he was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In this present tense, he is 23 years old. At 10, Abubeker enrolled in the local Youth Football Academy to begin his official football training. Because of his hard work and talent, he was able to set himself apart from his contemporaries and launch a successful career.

Club career and stats

Sundowns Abubeker Nassir
Ethiopia's forward Abubeker Nassir (R) fights for the ball with Cape Verde's defender Steven Fortes (L) during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 on January 9, 2022. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard
Source: Getty Images

In 2016 (2009 E.C.), he transferred to Ethiopian Coffee from his previous club, Harar City. He started on the club's B team but rapidly moved to the first squad. Abubeker committed to Ethiopian Coffee until 2025 by extending his contract in 2020.

According to reports, DStv Premiership teams Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns intensified their pursuit of Ethiopian superstar Abubeker in 2021. Clubs from Algeria and Egypt are also keeping tabs on him, so it is not only the Chiefs and Sundowns who are interested in him.

International career

Abubeker Nassir's achievements
Cameroon's midfielder Martin Hongla (L) vies with Ethiopia's forward Abubeker Nassir (R) during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 on January 13, 2022. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard
Source: Getty Images

Abubeker's achievements extended beyond the national stage. Scouts from other countries noticed his talents and soon invited him to compete in leagues worldwide. He has represented his country in various international games, garnering accolades in the world arena.

Is Abubakar Nassir injured?

The Ethiopian forward joined Sundowns from Ethiopian Coffee at the beginning of the season. He scored in his second game for the Brazilians, a 4-0 victory against Kaizer Chiefs, before suffering an injury.

In August of 2023, Sundowns' Abubakar Nassir returned from an injury layoff to score both goals in Sundowns' 2-0 MTN8 Cup victory against SuperSport United. The following week, he scored again in a 2-1 defeat to SuperSport. Nassir had scored three goals in four games until the most recent match against SuperSport, when the ailment flared up again.

Abubeker Nassir's transfer

Nassir currently plays for Mamelodi. His preferred foot is Right. His jersey number is 28. Abubeker's transfer value is between €80K and €0.1M.

Where is Abubakar Nassir now?

In 2022, he moved from Mamelodi to the Ethiopian Coffee headquarters in Addis Ababa. Abubeker was on loan from Mamelodi to Ethiopian Coffee Addis Abeba at no cost.

Abubeker Nassir's achievements

Abubeker Nassir achievements
Abubeker Nassir celebrates after scoring (left), and the coach congratulates him for the goal. Photo: @abubaker_nasru (modified by author)
Source: UGC
  • Youth Player of the Year: Nassir’s talents were recognized early on, and he was awarded the ‘Youth Player of the Year’.
  • Top Scorer: Abubeker received the ‘Top Scorer’ award multiple times during his tenure with Sundown’s league.
  • Sundown’s League Champion: Under his lead, the team won the prestigious Sundown’s League, adding another feather to his cap.

Abubeker Nassir's salary

In 2016, Nassir made his professional debut with Ethiopian Coffee. Six years later, he signed with Mamelodi Sundowns and is now paid R290,000 monthly.

Final word

Abubeker Nassir is more than just a football player. He inspires many young aspirants who dream of making it big in football. His career and achievements are a testament to his incredible talent and relentless hard work.

READ MORE: Jimmy Connors' net worth: Career earnings, salary, contracts, endorsements

Sports Brief revealed Jimmy Connors' net worth in a recent article. His net worth has always been as remarkable as his tennis career. From thrilling matches on the court to shrewd financial moves off it, Connors has crafted an empire worthy of his legendary status.

The famous retired tennis player's net worth is in the millions, and he formerly held the world no. 1 ranking. Find out what Jimmy Connors' net worth is.

Kevin Omuya photo
Kevin Omuya
Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.