Slavia Prague have announced the acquisition of Nigerian striker Muhamed Tijani.
The 22-year-old Nigerian, who demonstrated his prowess by netting eleven goals for Baník Ostrava this season, has officially signed a contract with Slavia Prague, binding him to the club until June 30, 2028.
Speaking about the new addition, Slavia’s sports director, Jiří Bílek, expressed his satisfaction, stating, “We have secured the services of a fit, powerful, and productive striker. He showcased an exceptional performance in the spring season, and our observation of him has been extensive.
“Given his young age of twenty-two, we believe he will continue to develop under our guidance. He is familiar with Igoh, who will assist him in adjusting to the new environment. We wish him all the best, hoping that his engagement in Eden aligns with his and our expectations.”
Muhamed Tijani, brimming with enthusiasm, welcomed the challenge, stating, “I am thrilled by this opportunity. Joining Slavia is precisely the kind of challenge I sought after. I eagerly anticipate the European matches and the support of the fans.
“My aspiration is to become the top scorer in the league one day. I know Igoh from our time in the youth team, and he holds a special place in my heart. Olayinka has undoubtedly been an inspiration, not only to me but to other Nigerian footballers. I aspire to achieve a similar level of success in the future.”
Tijani’s football journey began at the Nigerian club 36 Lion, where renowned talents such as Peter Olayinka, Yira Sor, and Moses Usor have also honed their skills.
He joined Baník Ostrava in September 2018 and was loaned to second-division club Třinec during the summer of 2019. His debut in the top competition occurred on June 3, 2020, playing for Karvina against Slovácko.
In the 2020/21 season, Tijani seized his opportunity in Baník, participating in eleven matches and scoring his maiden league goal against Pardubice in September 2020.
The following summer, he embarked on another one-year loan to second-division team Táborsk, where he thrived, registering nine goals and two assists in 28 games. He then returned to Baník for pre-season training.