Super Eagles striker, Ishaq Kayode Rafiu has been officially unveiled by Slovenian Champions, NK Maribor on September 13, 2022.
NK Maribo announced in July that the club had reached an agreement with Rivers United for the transfer of Ishaq Kayode on a three year deal but temporarily paused the transfer due to irregularities on the part of the player’s agent.
The deal has now been finalized with the 21-year-old Nigerian striker now unveiled and ready to play in Slovenia. He will wear the number 31 jersey.
“I’m excited to be here. It took a very long time, but I am happy that I became part of NK Maribor,” Ishaq told the club’s media as quoted on their official website.
“I promised myself that I would do everything to show what I can do and help my team.”
He added : “I like to score goals, but I also contribute assists. When you pass, your teammate will pass back to you and this is the basic rule of the game.
“I can’t wait to play in front of the Maribor fans for the first time. It will be a special moment and I know that everything will be different for me from now on.”
Ishaq who also said he has been “watching a lot of Maribor’s game and studying how they play,” earned his first cap for the Super Eagles under Jose Peseiro in the 2-1 loss to Mexico in an international friendly on May 29, 2022.