Joseph Arumala has a second chance in Morocco to prove his class after he failed to live up to the billing as the top star of the Golden Eaglets for the qualifiers in Togo.
He was a shadow of the player who shone in the lead-up to the qualifiers, he looked heavy and even disinterested during the sub-regional tournament.
In Morocco, ‘Joe’ will play more on the flanks rather than spear head the attack as he tried to do in the qualifiers.
The Warri-born ace from IB Sport Dreams of Abuja is a bag of tricks as a wide man, armed with a great dribble, but he has to continue to work on his finishing.
Illness by the knockout rounds of the qualifying tournament will also hamper his progress in Lome.
A winger with a magical left foot looks fitter and sharper now and has been weighing in with his fair share of goals in test matches leading up to Morocco 2021.
Will he now show he is The Real Deal?