Republic of Benin’s Premier League football club side, AS Cotonou has snapped former Flying Eagles of Nigeria goalkeeper, Kolawole Oladipupo on a two-year permanent deal.
The goalkeeper last played for Bendel Insurance FC of Benin where he helped the team gain promotion from the Nigeria National League to the Nigeria Premier Football League last season.
The Lagos-born captained and kept in goal for Bendel Insurance FC at the Naija Super 8 playoff narrow 3-2 defeat to Rivers United at the Eket Township stadium, Akwa-Ibom state, with top saves recorded against the former champions of Nigeria Premier Football League.
Kolawole kept in goal in seven matches in the NNL en route to the playoffs which they won after recording two draws and one win against Bayelsa United, El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri and Doma United.
The Oyo town native also helped Bendel Insurance FC pick the Federation Cup and booked the CAF Confederation Cup ticket – a tournament they last played in 2005.
The former Remo Stars goalie is known for his reflexes, strength, foresight, passing accuracy, positional awareness, confidence, accurate distribution, instinct, strong communication and great ball handling – he’s going to be a great addition to the team as he’s expected to bring along his wealth of experience at clubs and national level.
The former COD United and Crown FC of Ogbomoso goalkeeper while reacting to his transfer told Platinum News that this is a thing of joy to him and that he expects to help the team achieve their seasonal and long-term objectives.
Kolawole will however not feel lonely as he will meet up with fellow compatriot, Chigozi Obasi who at some points had stints with Lobi Stars FC, Nasarawa United and recently, Enyimba International – 2022