Nigeria U-17 coach Emmanuel Amuneke has urged two of his starlets, Kelechi Nwakali and Victor Osimhen, to be judicious when it comes to choosing the next step of their careers.
Both starlets were key figures as the Eaglets won the U-17 World Cup in Chile earlier this month, with Osimhen announcing himself as the competition’s top scorer—breaking the all-time record for goals in the competition—and Nwakali winning the Player of the Tournament award.
Both shone as Nigeria dispatched Mali in the final, and look destined for great things.
However, speaking to Complete Sports Nigeria, Amuneke has urged the pair to think twice before signing on the dotted line for a major European side.
“?I’m not against them joining big teams but they must know the objectives these teams have for them,” the former Nigeria and Barcelona great began. “They can cope with any rigours faced in Eu?rope but that is if they join a team that will be patient with them all through because it will help their career blossom well.”
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“I [would love] to play for Arsenal,” the youngster began. “They are [the Premier League club I would like to play for], because they play the best football in the world.”
Osimhen has also been tipped with a move to the Premier League, with Tottenham Hotspur reportedly monitoring the youngster’s progress.