Centre-back Olisa Ndah has joined South African giants Orlando Pirates from Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Akwa United.
The 23-year-old Super Eagles defender teamed up with the Buccaneers on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Orlando Pirates on Thursday announced Ndah’s arrival alongside that of striker Kwame Peprah, who joined from Ghanaian side King Faisal FC.
”Orlando Pirates Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of two players – Olisa Ndah, who joins from newly crowned Nigerian Premier League champions Akwa United and Kwame Peprah from King Faisal Football Club in Ghana,” a club statement read.
“Olisa Ndah is a 23-year-old defender who joins the Mighty Buccaneers having formed part of an Akwa United squad that lifted its maiden Nigerian Premier League title last season. The towering central defender was widely regarded as one of the finest players in the Nigerian Premier League last season,” the statement added.
The former Remo Stars player was a key figure in the heart of Akwa United defence as the Promise Keepers won their first NPFL title earlier this month.
The ex-Olympic Eagles defender is expected to provide solid cover in the backline of the former African champions, who finished 3rd in the DSTV Premiership last season.
The Buccaneers, who will be competing in the CAF Confederation Cup this season, are currently placed 11th in the South African topflight league, with 2points from two matches.