Nigeria U23 goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel
Thursday Nov 10, 2016. 16:29
We can exclusively report that recently crowned African champions Mamelodi Sundowns have contacted Rangers for Nigeria Olympic goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel.
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“Sundowns wish to sign Emmanuel Daniel and they have already made contact with his club Rangers,” a top club source hinted.
“That also explains why several other goalkeepers have now reported to Rangers pre-season camp in Benin City with the latest being a goalkeeper of Asante Kotoko of Ghana.”
Daniel was the top choice as Nigeria went on to win bronze at the recent Olympics in Rio.
He shut out the more experienced Daniel Akpeyi, who incidentally plays in South Africa for PSL side Chippa United.
Former Nigeria U20 shot stopper Emmanuel Daniel has also been involved with the Super Eagles.
‘The Brazilians’, as Sundowns are known by their fans, are shopping for a young and capable cover for Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango, who is still sidelined after he injured his head in the CAF Champions League final at Zamalek of Egypt.
Former Nigeria winger Ejike Uzoenyi joined Sundowns two years ago from Rangers.