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Last Updated: Thursday, 26 July 2007, 18:19 GMT 19:19 UK
Nigeria's Obiefule joins Lyn
By Oluwashina Okeleji
BBC Sport, Lagos

Paul Obiefule
Paul Obiefule joins a club popular with Nigerians

Norwegian side Lyn Oslo have signed Nigerian Paul Obiefule, for an undisclosed fee, from Scandinavian rivals Viborg FF.

The 21-year-old midfielder has agreed a one-year contract, after passing a medical, and he has also received his work permit.

Obiefule was strongly linked with a move to Bolton, but Lyn Oslo coach Herning Berg was quick to snap up the versatile Nigerian.

"I am happy with this switch as it is a positive one for my career," Obiefule told BBC Sport.

"My dream is to play in the French league someday and ultimately in England and I know I am close to achieving that.

"I have the opportunity of playing alongside my fellow Nigerian [Chinedu Ogbuke and Ezekiel Bala] here.

"I want to give my best to Lyn and hopefully achieve my aims of wining trophies.

"I have come to a club where I can develop into a bigger and better player." said Obiefule.

The Super Eagle moved to Denmark in 2004 from Nigerian side Heartland and reportedly attracted interests from other Scandinavian clubs.

Obiefule, who nearly joined Belgian side Germinal Beerschot in 2006, made his debut for Nigeria at the LG tournament in Lagos in 2004.



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