Kwara United Football Club of Ilorin have completed the signing of exciting Brazilian winger Ribeiro Alves Lucas ahead of the upcoming 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
The 25-year-old winger who last played for Seahorses LA in the US was unveiled at a Monday ceremony at the club’s office inside the Kwara State Stadium Complex in Ilorin.
Upon signing for the club on a one-year loan deal, Alves expressed his excitement and promised to give his best performance for Kwara United in the new season.
“I am happy at joining Kwara United and I’m here to help the club achieve the goals and targets for the coming league season.
“The environment here is cool and thanks to the club’s chiefs who have been making me feel at home since I came to Nigeria,” he said.
Alves also played only for Corinthians and Pao De Acucar in Brazil before moving to America.
He is the second high-profile signing to join the Afonja Warriors, after the arrival of former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dele Aiyenugba from Israeli side, Hapoel Afula.
Jide Fatokun from Akure-based Sunshine Stars, Bashiru Monsuru from Nasarawa United of Lafia and Michael Ohanu from Akwa United of Uyo are also among new players signed ahead of the new season by Kwara United.