Godwin Obaje, the top scorer in Nigeria, moves to Tunisian side Etoile

Nigerian Godwin Obaje signs a contract with Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel

The top scorer in last season's Nigerian Premier League Godwin Obaje has joined Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel on a long-term deal from Wikki Tourists.

The 19-year-old had recently been on trial with Russian side Spartak Moscow but failed to earn a contract.

He signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Tunisian champions after a medical on Tuesday.

"The club has demonstrated a tremendous confidence in me as a striker and I hope to deliver," said Obaje.

"It's a huge step for me to make, I believe I have the right ambition and desire to succeed with Etoile."

He scored 18 goals in the 2016 season to help Wikki Tourists to a third place finish and a spot in next year's Confederation Cup.

Obaje's impressive form in the domestic league led to an international call-up from Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr.

He was on the bench when Nigeria beat Zambia 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in October.