Alhaji Gero

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Alhaji Gero
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Gero playing his first U21 game for Östers IF against Kalmar FF.
Personal information
Full name Salisu Abdullahi Gero
Date of birth (1993-10-10) 10 October 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Kano State, Nigeria
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Östersunds FK
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 El-Kanemi Warriors
2010–2011 Lobi Stars
2012 Kaduna United 14 (0)
2012–2013 Enugu Rangers
2013–2014 Östers IF 36 (9)
2015–2016 Viborg FF 23 (1)
2016– Östersunds FK 40 (5)
National team
2012–2013 Nigeria U20 15 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 September 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2013

Salisu Abdullahi "Alhaji" Gero (born 10 October 1993) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a forward for Östersunds FK.

Club career[edit]

Gero started out playing football in the streets of Kano before signings his first professional contract with El-Kanemi Warriors at age sixteen. The next year he moved on to Lobi Stars.[1] During the midseason transfer window in April 2012 Gero moved to Enugu Rangers from Kaduna United F.C. and scored instantly on his debut in against Akwa United[2] which helped his team to a valuable 1-1 draw that kept them in touching distance of winning the 2012 Nigeria Premier League.[3]

In August 2013, Gero signed a contract with Osters, a team relegated to the Superettan for the 2014 season (the 2nd highest league in Sweden).[4]

In December 2014, Danish club Viborg FF announced that they signed Alhaji on a free transfer. He played 15 matches and scored 1 goal in his first season.

16 January 2016, Viborg FF and Gero agreed to terminate the contract after minimal playing time.

Gero signed with Östersunds FK on 18 January 2016.[5]

International career[edit]

Gero made his debut for the Nigeria national under-20 football team at the 8 nation tournament in South Africa. He scored two goals on his competitive debut for the U20 team in their 2-1 away win against Tanzania at the 2013 African Youth Championship qualification.[6] He scored again on the return leg of the same fixture which Nigeria has now won 4-1 on aggregate.[7] Gero also played for the U20 team in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[8]

In July 2013 he was selected for the Nigeria national football team squad that played against the Ivory Coast national football team.[9]


  1. ^ "I will move from Enugu Rangers to Europe - Alhaji Gero". Weekly Trust. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Alhaji Gero excited with his first goal for Enugu Rangers". Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  3. ^ "NPL Star of the Week: Alhaji Gero". MTNFootball. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rangers' Alhaji Gero joins Swedish side Osters IF". 10 August 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Kasseret VFF’er fortsætter i Allsvenskan,, 18 January 2016
  6. ^ "Obuh confident after Tanzania win - News". Kick Off. 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  7. ^ "Flying Eagles 2-0 Tanzania: Ajagun and Gero strike to give the U-20 side victory". Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  8. ^ "Nigeria name squad for 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup". 8 June 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Alhaji Gero happy with invitation to Super Eagles". Retrieved 2013-11-19. 

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