Salami Joins Kazakhstan Club, Irtysh Pavlodar From KuPS
Nigerian forward, Gbolahan Salami has joined Kazakhstan club, Irtysh Pavlodar from Finnish side Kuopion Palloseura (KuPS) from January 25, 2018 to December 31 2019, SR Sports can confirm.
The former Sunshine Stars and Shooting Stars forward decided not to renew his contract with the Finnish club after the expiration of his contract, with the determination to experience fresh challenge, plying his trade elsewhere.
Salami popularly called ‘Nigerian Balotelli’ impressed by Irtysh Pavlodar manager, Gerard Nus Casanova, after scoring 23 goals in his over 53 games appearance for KuPS in two seasons, therby emerging club’s top scorer in the process.
Nus Casanova, who was former reserve coaching staff to Rafael Benítez at Liverpool and former assistant coach of the Ghana national football team headed by former Chelsea manager Avram Grant was impressed by the The 26-year-old Nigerian forward performance during the trials which translated into joining the club.