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Midfielder Mudasiru Salifu makes debut in Al Batin’s draw with Al Fayha

Mudasiru Salifu, a midfielder, made his debut for Al Batin of Saudi Arabia against Al Fayha on January 7 in the Saudi Professional League. Al Batin playing away drew 2-2 with Al Fayha.

In his first game with Al Batin in the Saudi Pro League, the 25-year-old played for 80 minutes before being replaced by Nawaf Al-Sehimai.

Yousef Al-Shammari and Andrés Roa scored for Al Batin in the 22nd minute and 82nd minute respectively. Paulinho scored twice for Al Fayha in the 15 and 38th minute.

The midfielder joined Al Batin for the remainder of the 2022-23 season after a successful loan spell at Moldovan champions Sherrif Tiraspol where he joined in July last year.

Al Batin has the option to sign the 25-year-old midfielder permanently if he excels during his short stint.

Salifu made 21 appearances in all competitions for Sherrif in the Moldovan League, UEFA Champions League qualifications, UEFA Europa League playoff, and the Europa League group stages.

Al Batin FC remains bottom of the league with two points after twelve games. The Blues will play Al-Ittihad in the next league game.

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