Leslie Dunkwu is regarded as ‘New Uche Okechukwu’

Seventeen-year-old Leslie Dunkwu, whose father is Nigerian and mother Dutch, is the ‘New Uche Okechukwu’, according to players’ agent Richard Umejei.

The young giant is 1.96 metres tall and already features regularly for the U17s and U19s of Dutch club Roda JC.

He is now already been compared to one of the country’s legendary defenders ‘Gentle Giant’ Uche Okechukwu, who featured at the 1994 and 1998 World Cups and even captained the Super Eagles.

“He is a future central defender cum defensive midfielder for Nigeria,” Amsterdam-based Umejei told SCORENigeria

“He plays like Rio Ferdinand once of England and Manchester United. He is strong with a good pace despite his height and he is calm on the ball.

“It is not an exaggeration that this is one true talent who will fill in the vacuum left by Uche Okechukwu many years ago.

“He is born to win and he hates to lose.”

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