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3SC midfielder joins Obafemi Martins in US

10 July 2015, 13:49

Lagos - Shooting Stars midfielder Raheed Olabiyi has joined American Major League Soccer side, Houston Dynamos.

He will be joining the likes of compatriot Obafemi Martins in the United States.

The MLS side announced they have secured the signature of the highly rated Nigerian, who featured for Enyimba and then Shooting Stars before sealing the deal with the Houston Dynamos.

Also read: 3SC's Ogunbote glad with result despite draw at home

“We're pleased to welcome Rasheed to the Houston Dynamo," Dynamo Vice President and General Manager, Matt Jordan was quoted in a press release issued by the club.

“He's been training with us and has integrated well within our group. We look forward to seeing him continue to grow in our environment and contribute to the success of the team as we begin the second half of our season,” Jordan said further.

The 24-year midfielder played for former Nigerian champions, Enyimba for seven years, having joined in 2007 as a 17-year old.

He signed for his hometown club, Shooting Stars of Ibadan at the start of the 2015 season, before now making the switch to the United States.

Olabiyi, a central midfielder who can play both as a holding and offensive midfielder, was one of the most highly rated players in the Nigerian league, but never found luck with national team selectors.

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