PLAYER’S PROFILE: Zulkifilu Muhammad Rabiu

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Zulkifilu Muhammad Rabiu is a Nigerian  midfielder with the ability to play an attacking and defensive role. The Plateau United player has represented Nigeria both at youth and senior team levels.

Muhammad Rabiu is good in the air and has a penchant for goals.

Below is the player’s profile…

DOB:01-01-2002

PLACE OF BIRTH: Kaduna.

LGA OF ORIGIN: Zaria

STATE OF ORIGIN: Kaduna

NATIONALITY: Nigerian

HEIGHT: 1.79m

WEIGHT: 72kg

POSITION: Attacking/Defensive Midfielder

STRONGER FOOT: Right, and can also use the left foot well.

SPECIAL FEATURES

✓. Quick decision making.

✓. Confidence.

✓. Excellent Positioning, footwork and ball skills.

✓ Accuracy in ball passing

✓. Talking with teammates.

✓. Accurate passing

✓. Reading opponents.

✓. Penchant for goals

✓ Great communication skills

✓ Very calculative

✓ Excellent in voice coordination

✓ Very good in the air

✓ Strong

✓ Physical

✓ Agile with lots of concentration.

WEAKNESS: Hates Defeat

Professional Career

(i). Kwara United FC(Premier Team) – 2018-2019 Nigeria Professional Football League Season.

APPEARANCE(S)

47 league appearances in all competitions for Kwara United

(ii). Plateau United FC(Premier) – 2019 till date

APPEARANCES

68 in all competitions(Nigeria Professional Football League, FA Cup and CAF inter-club competitions, that’s Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup), scoring a total of 25 goals across competitions between 2020/21 and 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League Seasons.

PROFESSIONAL HONOURS

✓ Plateau United highest goalscorer in CAF competition, in league(202021 and 2021/22), and NPFL Team-Player-of-the-Month winner.

✓ Won the elite domestic Nigeria Professional Football League title with Plateau United in 2020.

✓ Won the 2021 Unity Pre-season Tournament in Abuja.

INTERNATIONAL HONOURS

✓. Played for Nigeria’s U-20 National Youth Team at the U-20 World Cup in Poland in 2019.

✓ Played for Nigeria’s U-20 team at the African Games in Morocco.

Invited to Nigeria’s Super Eagles(senior men’s team) team for international friendly against Mexico in USA in 2021

✓ Invited to Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ Home-based team in an invitational matches against Ghana in 2022.

✓ Invited to Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles team(U-23) in 2022.

TEAM-MATES

Suraj Ayeleso – Goalkeeper

Haggai Katoh – Midfielder

ROLE MODEL: Michael Ballack – Former Germany International

CLUB OF INTEREST: Bayern Munich FC, Germany.

AMBITION: To play in the best league in the world/National Team(Super Eagles).

CHARITY:

Orphans, widows and less privileged.