Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo – Nigeria | Player Profile

Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo
Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo
A midfielder with plenty of quality, Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo joined Enyimba Int’l FC from Abia Warriors in 2021 and eventually won the the 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title with the Club.
NameFatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo
Date Of Birth22 – 07 – 2002
PositionDefensive and Attacking Midfielder
Place of Birth Osun State
Current ClubEtoile De L’est FC Rwanda
Squad Number14

Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo: A Brief Biography

Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo
Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo playing for Enyimba International FC.

Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Enyimba International Football Club, a Nigerian Professional Football League side based in Aba, Nigeria. He can be deployed in both offensive and defensive midfield roles, depending on the situation. Fatai is a powerful box-to-box midfielder who can attract immediate attention with his skillful play, creative playmaking, and goal-scoring capabilities. Additionally, he is known for his expertise in free-kicks.

Early Life

Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo
Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo

Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo was born on July 22, 2002, in Osun, a state in southwestern Nigeria. The state is bounded to the east by Ekiti and Ondo states, to the north by Kwara State, to the south by Ogun State, and to the west by Oyo State. He began playing football at a young age and joined the local team in the state. He quickly showed promise as a player, and scouts from various clubs noticed his talent.

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Club Career

After his successful run in the Nigerian National League, Abdullahi joined Abia Warriors FC prior to the 2020/2021 NPFL season where he showcased his exceptional goal-scoring ability from the midfield position.

Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo

After a successful season with Abia Warriors, Abdullahi caught the attention of Enyimba International FC, a neighboring team of Abia Warriors, due to his impressive performances, and they swiftly recruited him ahead of the 2021/2022 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

He swiftly established himself as a pivotal player for the team, playing a significant role in their triumph in the 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Abdullahi’s exceptional displays for Enyimba earned him widespread acclaim.

After clinching the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) title with Enyimba, Fatai moved to Rivers United Football Club ahead of the 2023|2024 NPFL season. Despite initially signing a two-year contract with the Port Harcourt-based club, Fatai left after just six months due to limited playing opportunities.

Despite receiving several offers from other Nigerian Premier League clubs, the 22-year-old midfielder opted for a new challenge. He accepted an offer from Rwandan Premier League side, Etoile De L’est FC. Fatai made his debut for Etoile De L’est on January 13, 2023, against Musanze FC in a Rwandan Premier League match. Since then, he has been an integral part of the team, featuring in every match and establishing himself as a key player.

Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo’s Style of Play

Fatai Abdullahi Oluwadayo is a fast, versatile midfielder known for his defensive and offensive capabilities. He excels in one-on-one situations and possesses excellent footwork. With his quality delivery and wide passing range, he contributes significantly to the team’s attacking plays. Growing up in Nigeria, he developed a strong soccer background, which has shaped his skills and understanding of the game.

Fatai demonstrates self-discipline and a strong commitment to following instructions. He is coachable and always willing to support his teammates. With his good eyes for goal and exceptional vision, he exhibits fast thinking on the field, enabling him to make precise and strategic plays.

Player Attributes

  • Excellent in both defense and attack.
  • Proficient with both feet.
  • Strong aerial presence.
  • Impressive pace and athleticism.
  • Highly skilled.
  • Effective in both defensive and attacking roles, with exceptional finishing.