Announcement imminent : Promising striker scouted by Peseiro joins Armenian giants
Published: September 14, 2022
Announcement imminent :  Promising striker scouted by Peseiro joins Armenian giants

Allnigeriasoccer.com understands that Armenian giants FC Ararat-Armenia are on the verge of announcing the signing of promising Nigerian striker Jesse Banga Akila.

 

Ahead of the close of the summer transfer window in Armenia, Akila has put pen to paper on a three-year contract with FC Ararat-Armenia valid until June 2025.

 

The 20-year-old has moved to the two-time Armenian Premier League champions from popular grassroots club Golden Boot Soccer Academy which produced the likes of Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon and Samuel Kalu.

 

Though Akila is uncapped at international level, it is believed that he is a player of interest to Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro, with the Portuguese scouting him in a Nigeria Professional Football League match between Akwa United and Plateau United in June 2022.

 

Described as a powerful attacker, he was a fan favourite at Plateau United last season due to his skills and work rate.

 

FC Ararat-Armenia extensively monitored Akila before offering him a contract.

 

He's hoping to follow in the footsteps of another Nigerian attacker Yusuf Otubaanjo who was the top scorer in the Armenian Premier League for the 2020-2021 season while wearing the colours of FC Ararat-Armenia.

 

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

 

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