Kwara United have snapped up exciting Brazilian winger Lucas Ribeiro Alves on a one-year loan deal, it was learnt.
The new arrival will be unveiled soon, according to the player’s Greece-based Nigerian agent Peter Denise Alade.
Alves is the second high-profile signing to join the Afonja Warriors, ahead of the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League, following the arrival of former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dele Ayenugba from Israeli side Hapoel Afula.
“I feel good, it’s a challenge and I’m going to learn a lot here. After I left the US due to coronavirus, I returned to Brazil but Peter (Nigerian agent) told me to come here (Kwara United), he said they play good football in Nigeria,” Alves told newsmen.
“I’ll do my best to help the team; what’s important is the team. So many things like the food and the way they drive here is new to me, but I enjoyed the reception I got. It’s a lovely place to be.”