Rewa adds celebrated Nigerian striker Sanni Issa

Exciting news for Rewa FC and Fiji football fans – Sanni Issa, who won bronze medal at FIFA Club World Cup in 2014 for Auckland City, scoring the winning penalty in the shootout against Mexican Cruz Azul, has now signed with Rewa FC for their 2023 upcoming season.

Issa also brings vast experience in national and international competitions to the Fijian outfit, having competed in Australia and New Zealand football leagues – Issa, a 31-year-old striker, played a number of OFC Champions League editions and most recently he was playing in New Zealand Southern League side Christchurch United. The Nigerian scored 11 goals in ten games in the past season in New Zealand. His addition to Rewa FC for the upcoming season is certain to bring plenty of excitement and anticipation to Fijian football fans across the country.

Sanni Issa playing for Auckland City

In the 2012/13 OFC Champions League, Issa scored nine goals in eight matches when playing for another Fijian team, Ba. In that edition, the striker helped Ba to reach the semifinal stage – they ended up being knocked-out by Auckland City.

The Nigerian has a succesful story in Oceania football; playing OFC Champions League editions for both Ba and also former Vanuatu’s powerhouse Amicale. In New Zealand Issa played for a number of clubs, including Manukau United, Waitakere United and Coastal Spirit.

Issa is so far the highest profile player signed for Rewa this season; the biggest challenge for the current Fiji national champions is the OFC Champions League as they will meet Suva in the national round play-offs to decide which team from Fiji will participate in the regional tournament.


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