Flying Eagles star striker Victor Osimhen
Tuesday Jan 05, 2016. 14:00
The dream of Nigeria wonder kids Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Nwakali emerging as African Youth Player of the Year 2015 could well be dashed by Mali U20 star Adama Traore.
Adama Traore shone like a million stars for the Mali at the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand.
The attacking midfielder emerged as the Most Valuable Player at the World Cup, where he scored four goals with three assists to help Mali finish third.
AS Monaco subsequently splashed 19 million Euros to sign him from fellow French Ligue 1 side Lille.
Golden Eaglets captain Kelechi Nwakali emerged as Most Valuable Player at the FIFA U17 World Cup and the trophy as champion and looks set to head to the English Premier League soon just as older brother Chidiebere did after the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup triumph.
He is a top quality midfielder with great composure who deserved his nomination.
Victor Osimhen was the star of the FIFA U17 World Cup in November in Chile, where he set a new goals scoring record at the competition by becoming the first player to score 10 goals.
Apart from being a champion, he was the second best player at the competition.
He also won CAF U23 championship for Nigeria.
Little wonder, the Ultimate Strikers Academy of Lagos hitman is wanted by German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg among several other top European clubs.
Born: December 29, 1998
Present club: Ultimate Strikers Academy Lagos