Drogheda United are delighted to announce the signing of Ahu Obhakhan from Institute.
The Drogheda native moved to Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey in 2015 after previously playing for Shelbourne at underage level.
Obhakhan was named to the NEC All-Conference First Team in 2017, became the first player in the University’s history be name a CoSIDA Academic All-American and was named the NEC Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year two years in a row.
In 2019, the now 24-year-old moved to Spain and signed his first professional contract, as he joined UDC Torredonjimeno of the Tercera Division.
Ahu then returned to Ireland and joined Institute in early 2020 on a deal until the end of the 2019/20 season. However, the season was cut short due to the Covid pandemic.
The forward was set to continue with Institute for the 2020/21 season and featured in a number of pre-season friendlies for the club before the 20/21 NIFL Championship season was declared void due to Covid 19.
Obhakhan is the third new addition Tim Clancy has made in recent weeks following the recent signings of Joe Redmond and Kaleem Simon.