Okpotu speaks on his transfer to Morocco


Super Eagles B team and Lobi Stars forward Anthony Okpotu has taken his career to the North African country, Naijafootballplus.com can report.

Okpotu who has once played for Al Ittihad of Libya has joined Moroccan side Diffa El jadidi on a three-year deal from the NPFL leaders, Lobi Stars and he was unveiled on Wednesday.

“I feel good joining the team, perfect time to move and for me to embrace another challenge in my career. I’m excited and I’m looking forward to the competition in Morocco,” Okpotu told Naijafootballplus.com from his new team base in Morocco.

The Lobi Stars striker who notched 19 goals to emerged highest goalscorer in the NPFL last season had unsuccessful trial with Danish League giant Brondby.

“I wouldn’t say it was long over due for me to move abroad from the NPFL, when it’s time it will happen but if it’s not time it won’t happen. This is the approved time for me by God and it’s a perfect moment,” he said.


Okpotu scored two goals for Super Eagles B team in the 2018 CHAN in Morocco earlier this year. Nigeria finished with a Silver medal in the championship.


He added; “I’m only thinking of one thing with my new team to continue scoring goals, I need to make impact and justify the believe in my quality. They didn’t mentioned it that my performance in the CHAN tournament earned me the deal, but it was obvious the CHAN tournament contributed to the transfer.”

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