Adebayo extends deal with Bay United

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The 26-year-old striker, who arrived at Bay United at the beginning of last season from the then Benoni Premier United side, made a valuable contribution towards the team’s promotion.

Though he struggled on occasion with injuries, Adebayo still managed to score five goals which prompted Bay to keeping faith in him.

“I am glad that I am staying put with the club after having helped them win promotion to the PSL. For me it feels great to be back playing in the PSL again and I just want to make sure that I work very hard to be a regular in the team.

“My previous one-year contract which I signed when I arrived had expired, but I am now starting off on a new deal,” says Adebayo.

KickOff.com met Adebayo during Bay United’s friendly practice match against Mamelodi Sundowns at Chloorkop on Wednesday morning.

Adebayo’s manager Lawrence Okpara says that the pint-sized striker is now playing as a local after getting his permanent residence papers.

“Adebayo has been in South Africa since 2001 so he already qualified for permanent residence two years ago. He applied and has since been granted his papers,” says Okpara.

Adebayo started off at the then Tembisa Classic arriving as an expensive signing for the club in 2001 after having had a six-month spell with Polonia Warszawa in Poland.

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