Ujah, Abdullahi part ways with Bundesliga side

Anthony Ujah, Suleiman Abdullahi

Union Berlin have confirmed the departure of five players among them Nigeria internationals Anthony Ujah and Suleiman Abdullahi.

In a statement on their official website, the Berlin-based club has named the other three players as goalkeeper Jakob Busk, vice-captain Grischa Promel and Bastian Oczipka. All five players have ended their contracts and will not be renewed.

“Following the announcement of Grischa Promel’s summer switch to Hoffenheim, four other first-team players will say their goodbyes at the end of the season,” Union Berlin wrote on their official website. “The contracts of Jakob Busk, Bastian Oczipka, Anthony [Ujah] and Suleiman [Abdullahi] won’t be extended beyond the summer.”

The statement continued: “Around five minutes before kick-off against Bochum, the Union support will have the opportunity to wish them well.”

Speaking on the exit of the 25-year-old Abdullahi, who was born in Kaduna, Nigeria, and signed his first professional contract with Viking FK in 2015, the club explained: “Suleiman [Abdullahi] will be a name in Union history following his goal in the relegation play-off match at VfB Stuttgart.

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“That goal was one of the decisive actions to help Union secure promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time. The striker joined from Eintracht Braunschweig in 2018 and returned on loan in 2020-21.”

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