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Former Nigerian U23 star joins Czech Republic club on loan

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 22/01/2020

Former Nigerian U23 striker Abdulrahman Taiwo joined Czech Republic Fortuna Liga club MFK Karvina on loan for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season from DAC Dunajská Streda.

The 21-year-old Abees Academy graduate plies his trade with Slovakia side after making 18 appearances where he scored six goals for DAC Dunajská Streda before making a switch to Juraj Jarábek men with a permanent transfer option in the summer.

Taiwo was named in Nigeria's provisional squad for the 2016 Olympic Games and represented the Dream Team at the Suwon Invitational Tournament, where he netted a brace against Denmark after coming off the bench.

The MFK Karvina club manager Juraj Jarábek reacting to Taiwo signing on a six months loan on the club official website he said: "Once we realized there was a chance to get him, we started to act. Sports director Lubomir Vlk did a good job.

"I know Taiwo from the Slovak league, moreover he belongs to the team from the top three. He already showed great potential in Nitra, so he was bought by Dunajská Streda.

"I think he is a very interesting player with good statistics for us."

Taiwo started his career with Abees Academy in Abuja before a spell at Kwara United, Bursaspor, Zbrojovka Brno, Nitra and DAC Dunajská Streda but the forward will fly with his new teammates at MFK Karviná for a training camp in Turkey on Wednesday.

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