Oladoja Set For Vietnamese Passport
Suleiman Abdullahi Oladoja's Application For A Vietnamese Passport Is Set To Be Approved
Nigerian-born striker Suleiman Abdullahi Oladoja's application for a Vietnamese passport is set to be approved, SL10 can exclusively reveal.
The 28-year-old forward is eligible for a passport after seven years in Vietnam and would gain a permanent work permit too.
Oladoja has represented NB Sai Gon, Lam Dong, Xuan Thanh Sai Gon, Kien Giang, Binh Duong and Ninh Binh since his arrival in the V-League from his home country.
The sharp shooter featured for Binh Duong in the 2014 V-League season, but defended the colours of Ninh Binh in the on-going AFC Cup, and impressed by netting two goals in two matches before the club crashed out in the quarter finals.
His lone goal wasn't enough as Kitchee held off a spirited effort from Ninh Binh on Tuesday, progressing to the AFC Cup semi-finals 4-3 on aggregate, despite a 1-0 defeat at home.
"It is something I have been thinking about for some time, I am happy the authorities are set to approve my request,” Oladoja told SL10.
Oladoja is also expected to have a Vietnam name, as it was the case of goalkeeper Theophilus Esele and striker Samson Olaleye, both who have bagged passports in the Asian Nation in recent years.