Former Kalmar FF of Sweden striker, Abiola Dauda has enthused that his January window transfer to Panetolikos of Greece will help him return to the days when he used to enjoy playing football at the highest level across Europe, megasportsarena.com reports.
Although the deal will see him line out for a less-fancied side in the Greek Super League, Dauda says he is already looking forward to the new challenge, as the dark-skinned attacker, who has also played for Sölvesborgs GoIF of Sweden, Red Star Belgrade of Serbia, Vitesse of Holland, as well as Atromitos of Greece, Giresunspor of Turkey, Hearts Midlothian of Scotland and Larissa of Greece, added that he will gladly wear jersey number 25 at his new base.
The latest deal comes just over two years after Dauda, who grew up in Isashi area of Ojo local government of Lagos State, put pen to paper on a year-and-half contract at Atromitos, which ended with the 2017/18 season, before which he had been declared surplus to requirements by Vitesse just before the start of their training camp.
With a new lease of life now opening up before him, Dauda said he was happy to complete his latest transfer to Panetolikos from their Greek top-flight rivals, Larissa, for which he scored two goals in 14 appearances in the first half of the current season.
He has already hit the ground running at his latest base, as Dauda netted for the team just two days after joining them, as he made hay in his competitive debut and helped Panetolikos played out a 1-1 draw with Lamia this past Saturday evening.
The 31-year-old striker, who holkds a Swedish international passport, was introduced off the bench as a substitute in the 73rd minute of the game, but he turned out to be the one to help them get a late draw, as he hit target in the 95th minute.
Dauda said afterwards: “It’s nice to be in this club. It’s a great challenge for me to play and help the team achieve its goals. The most important thing is to be able to enjoy football.”