Nigerian club Rivers United snap up King Fiasal forward Samuel Adom Antwi on loan

Published on: 01 August 2023

King Faisal striker Samuel Adom Antwi is set to feature in the Nigerian top-flight after completing a move to Rivers United in the ongoing transfer window.

The 23-year-old joins the Port Harcourt-based club on a year loan deal and is expected to play a huge role for the club.

Adom Antwi had an amazing season last-term despite King Faisal’s relegation to the Diision One League following an unimpressive campaign.

The forward scored a couple of goals for King Faisal, who reached the finals of the FA Cup competition but unfortunately miss out on the title to Dreams FC.

He is expected to bolster the attack of Rivers United, who are on the market in search of quality players ahead of the upcoming CAF Confederation Cup campaign.

Following a disastrous 2022/23 Ghana Premier League campaign, the Isha Allah outfit failed to retain their top-flight status joining two other teams Tamale City and Kotoku Royals to the lower tier competition after finishing 17th.

Meanwhile, King Faisal FC's hopes of reversing their relegation status were dashed after the GFA rejected their protest to review the outcome of their match against Tamale City FC.

The match took place on May 6 at the Aliu Mahama Stadium, and King Faisal FC lost 4-1 to Tamale City FC.

King Faisal FC filed an objection, claiming that Tamale City FC had fielded an ineligible player, especially Isaac Mensah/Jireh Kojo Nissi. Three points may have substantially improved their prospects of avoiding relegation.

The club have already petitioned the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the hope of appealing the GFA Disciplinary Committee's decision.