Defender, Abubakar Abdullahi Continues To Impress At Nasarawa United FC


Talk of a utility player in the Nigeria Professional Football League, Abubakar Abdullahi quickly resonates interest.

The 6ft tall Nasarawa United right full-back can also play in any other position in the backline, including the defensive midfield.

Abubakar joined the Solid Miners during the 2016/17 NPFL Season from non-league side, Lafia Stars.

The defender has since gone to score fifteen goals for the Lafia-based top-flight side.

Abubakar Abdullahi in action for Nasarawa United

He already has three goals and five assists to his name in the ongoing 2021/22 NPFL campaign, and appearing in three team-of-the-week nominations.

In 2018, the diminutive defender was invited into Nigeria’s National U-20 Youth team, The Flying Eagles.

Abubakar Abdullahi is defensively conscious as well as more forward-thinking, has excellent crossing ability, great acceleration and pace, wonderful tackling ability, and possesses breathtaking dribbling skills and stamina.

He is amazing aerially, with great vision, durable on the field of play and knows how to identify the correct player to block.

Abubakar fits best into the category of modern mobile wing-back, able to accelerate to the attack and retract quickly to secure his territory and halt dangerous moves from opponents.