The Proprietor of 36 Lions FC of Lagos, Haji Liameed Gafar has expressed delight at the breakthrough of his striker, Ibrahim Sunusi who recently signed a mouthwatering contract with CF Montreal Impact in the Major League Soccer(MLS) of USA.
The Nigeria U-23 International forward and former Nasarawa United striker was the highest goal scorer of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL in 2019.
Haji Gafar, a football administrator of substance noted that the transfer was though and demanding but eventually ended well.
“2021 is our year of goals, another early goal which puts us in a win win situation” the former Lagos State Football Association Chairmanship candidate enthused.
In his word: “We announced the transfer of our striker, Sunusi Ibrahim to MLS side Montreal Impact. It’s been a bit tedious and extra challenging but Sunusi is a warrior! A true Lion”
Revealing that the striker who was on high demand from clubs in Europe would have signed for Watford, an English Championship side but the deal couldn’t go down due to work permit.
“His developmental process in Watford was phenomenal. He would have signed Watford but for Work Permit”
“Several European clubs came calling but we chose Montreal Impact because of Sunusi’s bullish style of play. He has a unique way of running at defenders and getting under their skins” he said while reviewing his qualities.
He described the Keffi born footballer as a gladiator, expressing optimism that he will blend with his new environment.
“Sunusi is a gladiator and MLS will suit him perfectly as we are sure he will be top among his peers drafted from various Universities in America and Canada”
While wishing him the best in his new club, Gafar acknowledged the impact of his parents, Nassarawa United for entrusting 36 Lions FC with his career.
“We appreciate, Nasarawa United FC and Sunusi’s parents for their unflinching trust in 36 Lion Football Club”
He concluded by thanking a UK based FIFA agent, Ladi Salami, his partners and Adam Jesse who has always wielded his pen as a Journalist promoting the youngster.
Recall that Sunusi was recently seen with the Nigerian International and Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo in England during his voyage at Watford.