Yusuf Otubanjo: Nigerian Striker Extends Contract with Armenian Club Pyunik Yerevan
Yusuf Olaitan Otubanjo, the former U-17 forward of Nigeria, has recently signed a two-year contract extension with Armenian club Pyunik Yerevan. The 30-year-old player had an outstanding performance last season, scoring 17 goals and emerging as the joint-top scorer in the league.
Otubanjo had previously spent three seasons with Ararat-Armenia before joining Pyunik Yerevan last summer. During his time at Ararat-Armenia, he showcased his exceptional goal-scoring abilities, netting 28 goals in 77 appearances, which caught the attention of Pyunik Yerevan.
The football journey of Yusuf Otubanjo began in 2009 at the Emmanuel Amunike Academy. He later went on to play for notable Nigerian clubs such as Julius Berger, Gateway, and Crown FC. In 2011, he left the country to join the reserve team of Atletico Madrid. Throughout his career, he also played for RB Salzburg, FC Pashing, Blau-WeiB Linz, MSk Zilina, Rheindorf Altach, Lask, and Ararat-Armenia, before joining Pyunik Yerevan last year.
The official announcement of the contract extension was made on Pyunik Yerevan’s website, expressing their happiness in extending the partnership until 2025. They highlighted Otubanjo’s move from Ararat-Armenia to their team in the summer of 2022.
In response to his contract extension, Otubanjo expressed his delight in continuing his journey with Pyunik. He acknowledged the success they achieved together in the previous season and emphasized the importance of unity among fans, players, and coaches. He also called for continued support in the upcoming season, believing that they can achieve even greater goals with the help of their fans.
Yusuf Otubanjo was also a part of the Nigerian U-17 squad that finished as runners-up in the 2009 U17 World Cup, hosted on home soil. His experience and notable contributions to the sport have made him a respected figure in Nigerian football.
With his contract extension, Yusuf Otubanjo looks forward to further showcasing his skills and helping Pyunik Yerevan achieve more success in the Armenian topflight. Fans can anticipate thrilling performances from this talented Nigerian striker in the upcoming seasons.