Agent: Benin stars in high demand from Nigerian clubs

The Olukoya Boys resume league action at home to the Promise Keepers and the midfielder is confident about his side's chances of winning

Benin-based player agent, Idowu Ismail Oluwabiyi has stated that the quality of the Nigeria Professional Football League will continue to attract top national team players from Benin and other African countries.

The elite division currently have national team players from different African countries and more from the neighbouring country are likely to follow suit.

The Squirrels currently have a presence in the NPFL with Plateau United's Salomon Junior, Akwa United's Partene Kounou and MFM's midfielder, Giscard Tchato.

"Nigeria is the biggest on the continent and a whole lot is expected from Nigeria and Nigerians. The NPFL may haven't gotten to what is obtainable in Europe but I can confidently say that the league have continued to show quality and improvement," Oluwabiyi told Goal.

"I have been involved in the transfer of a couple of national team players from Benin to Nigerian clubs and so far the demand is high for more.

"These players made an impact and that increased the interest of having more; Abdoulaye Ouzerou and Ameilda Ayité have once played at Sunshine Stars."

"While Chaona Chamsissdine has left Sunshine Stars to Esperance of Tunisia and just on Monday, Durand Rock Thuram signed a deal with Sunshine Stars."

"I've received calls from other top clubs in Nigeria asking for top national team players and for me, I think it's a very good development for the Nigerian league," he concluded.

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