Juwon Oshaniwa ‘close’ to securing Akwa United move

Juwon Oshaniwa ‘close’ to securing Akwa United move

Nigeria’s Brazil 2014 World Cup defender Juwon Oshaniwa is on the verge of joining 2016 Aiteo Cup Champion Akwa United ahead of next season Nigeria Professional Football League.

The 28-year-old parted ways with Scottish side Hearts on mutual consent back in 2017 after he was declared surplus to requirements and he has been unattached since then.


The Former Israeli based left back trained with the with the Promise Keepers under the watchful eyes of new manager Rafael Everton on Thursday and is expected to sign a deal with the club ahead of the start of the season.


Akwa United identified the AFCON 2013 winning defender as a possible replacement for Gabriel Wassa, who is on the verge of joining his former boss Abdu Maikaba at Plateau United.


Oshaniwa earned 14 caps for the Super Eagles since making his debut in the 3-2 loss to Egypt in an International friendly held in Dubai on April 12, 2012.


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