Akinkunmi Amoo – Eaglets star shinning in Niger

Premier League club Arsenal are locked in a chase for Golden Eaglets star Akinkunmi Amoo as well as skipper Samson Tijani and Olatomi Olaniyan, according to media reports.

Niger is swarming with scouts and top club officials from across Europe shopping for future African stars at the U17 AFCON qualifiers WAFU B.

And already their gaze has fallen on at least three Eaglets, who bounced back in style to thrash Cote d’Ivoire 5-1 after they lost their opening game to Burkina Faso 3-2.

Amoo, who featured for 3SC in the LaLiga U15 Promises, enhanced his market value with a Man-of-the-Match display against the Junior Elephants on Thursday.

He crowned his outing with a well-taken goal from the penalty spot.

Tijani has played a captain’s game as the Eaglets defensive midfielder, while Olatomi Alfred Olaniyan has also sparkled in the team’s engine-room.

It would be recalled that Arsenal snapped up Kelechi Nwakali after he led the Eaglets to win the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile, where he was named the tournament’s MVP.


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