Abdulgafar Opeyemi: Unknown Nigerian Midfielder Turning Heads In Lithuania Top Division With Incredible Performance


By Wale Mustapha

One of many Nigerian players plying their trades in Lithuanian A Lyga I is a young midfielder Abdulgafar Opeyemi of Kauno Zalgiris who has been putting up remarkable performance in the ongoing campaign.

The 21 year old Opeyemi who joined Zalgiris two seasons ago and has been having a meteoric rise in the team.

He earlier teamed up with the Zalgiris youth team before been drafted to the main team in the same season where he featured in the UEFA Europa League.

The young midfielder who can comfortably used both feets with incredible aerial abilities has been involved in 11 of Zalgiris’ 14 games this campaign scoring a goal and provided one in the process.

His last outing was on Saturday where he came in as second half substitute to help Zalgiris maintained their lead to secure another home win over Dainava Alytus.

He was close to scoring the second goal for Zalgiris but had his effort agonizingly rattled the upright before going out of touch.

Opeyemi’s contribution has seen Zalgiris remain hopeful for European football next season as they sit fourth on the log with 21 points.


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