In a strategic move that has sent ripples through the international football community, Nigerian defender Akeem Latifu has officially inked a two-year deal with Norwegian second-division juggernauts, Sogndal FC. Latifu, who hails from the footballing cauldron of Hungary’s Honved Budapest, brings a wealth of experience to Sogndal, having previously showcased his skills with distinction at clubs such as Stromsgodset, Hodd, and Alesund.
The 29-year-old right-back’s arrival at Sogndal is viewed as a pivotal step towards fortifying the team, particularly in light of the recent departures of defensive stalwarts Taijo Teniste and Magnus Pedersen, who have embarked on new journeys with SK Brann and Middelfart G&BK, respectively.
Sogndal FC’s official website released a statement affirming the signing, highlighting the club’s aspirations for the upcoming season. Sports Director Havard Flo expressed his elation at securing the services of the seasoned defender, emphasizing Latifu’s remarkable speed and offensive prowess.
“I am very pleased to get Latifu in,” Flo articulated on Sogndal’s official platform. “He is one fast and offensive right-back, and has a lot of experience at the top level. We are a little thin on the right-back position when Teniste and Pedersen went to other clubs. Latifu will be an important piece for us in the season.”