From Hammola FC to Abeokuta Stormers SC: Meet Sultan Mubarak Sultan Saad, a Ball-Playing Goalkeeper Like No Other

Full NameSultan Mubarak Sultan Saad
Age19 years old
Playing PositionGoalkeeper
Playing FootBoth
Previous ClubHammola FC
Current ClubAbeokuta Stormers Sports Club (Nigerian National League)

Player Overview

In the modern era of football, goalkeepers are expected to do more than just make saves; they are now integral to a team’s build-up play, acting as an 11th player on the field. Former Hammola FC safe hands, Sultan Mubarak Sultan Saad epitomizes this evolution, showcasing exceptional footwork and shot-stopping abilities that have set him apart on the pitch.

A professional footballer with experience at both local and international club levels, Saad, the latest addition to Abeokuta Stormers Sports Club possesses a natural talent for goalkeeping coupled with a deep understanding of the position’s intricacies. Known for his self-discipline, hard work ethic, and strong team mentality, he has proven himself to be an invaluable asset to any squad.

Core Skills

  • Ball control and footwork
  • Composure under pressure
  • Strong team player and leadership qualities
  • Precise long passing ability
  • Excellent hand service
  • Speed and agility
  • Confident decision-making on the field
Sultan Mubarak was one of the players selected during a scouting program at the Osogbo Township Stadium a few years ago.

Career Summary

Saad’s journey in football began at a young age, where he quickly distinguished himself among his peers:

  • 2009/2015: Virginland Soccer Academy
  • 2015/2017: Road Safety FC (Division 2 League)
  • 2017/2018: Kaduna United FC (Division 2 League)
  • 2019/2020: Muharraq FC (Bahrain Pro League U21 Team)
  • 2020/2021: Manama FC (Bahrain Pro League)
  • 2021/2022: Cameroon Premier League
  • 2022/2023: Hammola FC (Nationwide League One)
  • 2023/2024: Abeokuta Stormers Sports Club (Nigerian National League)


  • Three-time Best Goalkeeper winner at Virginland Soccer Academy
  • Igbo League winner in 2014 with Virginland Soccer Academy
  • Sheikh Nasser Cup winner in 2018
  • Zeus Cup winner with Hammola FC
  • Runner-up in the Nationwide League One (NLO) with Hammola FC
  • Various other accolades and achievements during his tenure with Hammola FC
Sultan Mubarak made his debut for Abeokuta Stormers SC against Dakkada FC on the 2nd of March, 2024, in the Nigerian National League (NNL).

As Saad continues his football journey with Abeokuta Stormers Sports Club in the Nigerian National League, his impressive track record and dedication to the sport mark him as a promising talent with a bright future ahead.