- Lucas Alves has stated that winning the NPFL title made him join Kwara United
- The Brazilian winger has been unveiled by Kwara United after signing one-year deal
- Alves last played for Seahorses Los Angeles before making a move to Kwara United
Brazilian winger Lucas Alves has exclusively revealed to Legit.ng that he came to Nigeria to win the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) title with Kwara United.
Kwara United unveiled the 25-year-old Brazilian at their Secretariat inside the stadium complex in Ilorin on Monday afternoon, October 5, after Lucas Alves agreed a one-year contract.
Lucas Alves started his football career in his country where he played for Corinthians and Pao De Acucar before moving to America.
Last year, Lucas Alves played for Seahorses Los Angeles where he was impressive before he left the side in December 2019.
He then traveled to Greece with the hopes of signing a deal, but Lucas Alves only spent one month and returned to America after being called by Chicago Fire.
The continuous disturbance of deadly Coronavirus made him not to sign for Chicago Fire and had to return to Brazil before he got an offer to play for Kwara United.
While speaking on his move to Kwara United, Lucas Alves stated clearly that his love for African people made him to accept the deal to join Kwara United.
''I love African people and visiting this part of the world has been my dream and target since when I was young.
''Kwara United chiefs approached me at a nice time and I accepted to come to Nigeria with great happiness and to make history here with the club.
''I am here to win the NPFL title with Kwara United and that is just the reason why I signed one-year contract and I'm sure that me and my other teammates will succeed in the coming season,'' Lucas Alves told Legit.ng.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Dele Aiyenugba returned to his former club Kwara United where he began his professional football career in 1998 before joining Enyimba two years later.
Kwara United have completed the signing of former Super Eagles goalie ahead of the 2020/21 Nigerian Professional Football League season.
At the just concluded NPFL season which was canceled due to the continuous threat of the pandemic, Kwara United aimed to finish among the top clubs.
The club's management under the leadership of Kumbi Titiloye and Bashir Badawiy is now in top gear to bolster the squad ahead of next season.
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