U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets’ star likened to Ndidi is making ‘good impression’ on scouts in Algeria

U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets’ star likened to Ndidi is making ‘good impression’ on scouts in Algeria

The Golden Eaglets lately superior to the quarterfinals, owing to the tenacity of the youthful groups assembled by Nduka Ugbade

Golden Eaglets star, Ajibola Owoyemi, has been making optimistic impressions on scouts current on the Africa Cup of Nations event in Algeria, Soccernet.ng understands.

In his previous three video games for Nduka Ugbade’s crew within the 2023 U-17 AFCON competitors, the Nigerian teenager has successfully commanded the Nigeria Below-17 midfield.

Following this, his agent on the 14th version of the biennial worldwide youth competitors knowledgeable soccernet.ng that the younger participant made a very good impression in his debut for Nigeria against Zambia.

The 16-year-old, who’s sporting jersey quantity 25 for the Nigerian crew in Algeria, was instrumental in Ugbade’s troop’s Group B video games, the place they received two video games, misplaced one and earned 6 factors to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Ajibola Owoyemi
Golden Eaglets star, Ajibola Owoyemi in motion for Tripple 44. FA

The Tripple 44 academy participant, who has been likened to Leicester Metropolis’s defensive midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has paired effectively along with his colleague Hope Linus and has made it more durable for opponents to interrupt via their defence.

In accordance with Martin Klette, who conversed with Soccernet.ng, the wonderkid had a robust debut towards Zambia and different video games participant and impressed scouts in attendance.

“On his first recreation towards Zambia, he made an excellent impression,” he remarked.

His Swedish consultant, talking additional, revealed that his expertise and strategies have drawn extra consideration, which is clear that he understands soccer.

Martin added: “Golf equipment which might be in right here [Algeria], bought a really optimistic impression of him. They may see that he’s well-skilled, and so they might see that he has an excellent method. With one or two touches, you possibly can see that he’s a really clever participant who understands soccer.” 

Soccernet.ng requested his agent, who has a prolonged historical past within the sports activities administration trade, the place we might even see Ajibola enjoying quickly. He was guarded along with his phrases, however he assured that he had been ready to play in European leagues quickly.

“I’ve been within the enterprise for a really very long time, and as a Lawyer as effectively, I’m all the time cautious of what i say. However I can guarantee you that with Ajibola’s talents and strategies, he’ll quickly be capable to compete in Europe.

“Nevertheless, it’s unimaginable to foretell whether or not it is going to be in France, England, or Spain. The timing is vital,” he mentioned.

The U-17 World Cup is scheduled to happen later this yr, and the Nigerian u-17 nationwide crew will face Burkina Faso on Thursday. Ajibola, nonetheless, might be hoping to guide his squad to victory to earn tickets for the occasion.

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