Former Nigeria international Taiye Taiwo has confirmed his move to Salon Palloilijat.
The 36-year-old left-back penned a one-year contract with the Finnish third-tier outfit that will take effect from January 1, 2022.
Prior to the move, Taiwo has been training with Italian fourth division side Sant’Angelo as he is keen to continue his professional career.
In an interview with BBC Sport Africa, he explained his motivation to continue playing football.
“The reason I can play football actively now is because I still have plenty left in the tank,” he said.
“A lot of people always say that Africans retire early but I am living proof that we can still play into our late 30s and early 40s.
“I know it’s a club in the third division and they are keen to gain promotion. It could be my biggest challenge in Finland, another country I can call home.
“I love challenges, and the ambition of the club to play in the second tier was a big factor in my decision to come back to Finland.
“I know I could’ve gone elsewhere but imagine achieving success with Salon Palloilijat – people will talk about me forever in the city.
“At this stage of my life and after the career I have had, I believe I can help the younger players, act like a role model, pass on my knowledge and together we can help the team.”