New Orlando Pirates signing Olisa Ndah has sent a message of gratitude to his former club, Akwa United after his move to Orlando Pirates.
The Nigerian defender was unveiled by the Sea Robbers on Thursday ahead of the 2021/2022 season. “I would like to express my gratitude to the owners and management of Akwa United FC for giving me the opportunity to join Orlando Pirates,” said Ndah.
“From the management and the technical stuff to the supporters, everyone at Akwa United FC has made such a big impact in my career. I have developed as a person and a footballer during my time at the club and I’m honoured to have made my debut for the under 23 national team. And received a maiden Super Eagles call-up as an Akwa United player.”
“We have shared so many special moments together including a First Nigerian Professional Football League title for the club. To “The Promise Keepers” I will keep a promise to you, of always representing Akwa United wherever and whenever I play.” The Buccaneers are understood to be one of the biggest clubs in Africa that everyone could wish to play for.
The 23-Year-old footballer arrives at Pirates knowing that he must put his best in order to play. “I am at a stage of my career where I really want to test my self and I think this is the perfect opportunity, and I have taken this challenge upon myself.”
Ndah has also expressed his gratitude to the chairman of Orlando Pirates as well as the technical team for awarding him an opportunity to be part of the club.
“Thank you to Dr Khoza and the Orlando Pirates technical team for believing in me. I will do my utmost to repay your faith in me. To “The Ghost” I cannot wait to get going and look forward to giving my 100 per cent at every given opportunity,” he said in the statement.
His move to Orlando Pirates comes as no surprise as he was widely regarded as one of the best players in the Nigerian Premier League last season.