One of Niger Tornadoes’ summer signings, Segun Alebiosu has explained why he turned down advances from Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs to pitch tent with the second-tier team.
Alebiosu last played for Kwara United before his move to Tornadoes and he revealed the major reason which influenced his choice was coach Bala Abubakar.
“There were NPFL teams that wanted me to join them but I chose Tornadoes because of coach Bala,” Alebiosu told Goal during an exclusive interview.
Bala was in charge at Kwara United last season before the team got relegated and he was let go.
Alebiosu revealed after he got injured, it was only Bala who stood by him through thick and thin.
“I am very grateful to coach Bala, in my trying times when I was injured, he was there for me providing all the assistance I needed in terms of money, drugs and every other support,” he continued.
“As they say, one good turn deserves another so when he called me and said that I should come and play for him in Tornadoes, I did not hesitate at all."
Alebiosu is already making his impact evident at Tornadoes as the pacy forward scored two goals in his team’s last outing in the Caf Confederation Cup away to Santoba in Conakry.
Unfortunately, his efforts were not enough to save the Ikon Allah Boys who were edged out of the competition 5-4 on aggregate.