SCORENigeria can exclusively report that Flying Eagles third-choice goalkeeper Saheed Jimoh is not in Argentina with the rest of the squad for the U20 World Cup after he opted for a professional contract in France.
Also as first reported only by SCORENigeria, Jimoh’s place on the final squad has since been taken by Mavlon FC young shot stopper Otoblo John Audu.
“The boy (Jimoh) has got a deal with a French second division club with immediate effect and that is why he did not fly out with the rest of the squad,” an official told SCORENigeria
The former Golden Eaglets goalkeeper was conspicuously missing when the Flying Eagles had their final training in Abuja Friday morning.
Tall and agile goalkeeper, Jimoh was third-choice at both the WAFU B qualifiers in May last year as well as the U20 AFCON in Egypt in March.
Chijioke Aniagboso and Nathaniel Nwosu are ahead of him in the pecking order.