Published 10 September 2021
A nine-year-old Nigerian, Munir Sada, has joined Arsenal Football Kid Academy in London, United Kingdom.
Pictures of the nine-year-old with Arsenal doc trended on-line, with many Nigerians excited concerning the transfer.
Sada, who was kitted in an Arsenal jersey, was with two ladies stated to be his dad and mom within the image.
An Information Officer at Kaduna State Department of Public Affairs, Yunus Abdallah, in a Facebook put up stated the nine-year-old is an indigene of Zaria, Kaduna State.
“Arsenal FC have signed a nine-year-old Nigerian. Munnir Muhammed Sada an indigene of Zaria Local Government of Kaduna State is anticipated to be enjoying for the youth soccer crew of Arsenal FC,” he posted.
Sada was stated to have all the time dreamt of being a soccer legend like Lionel Messi.
However, no official assertion has been issued by Arsenal on the Nigerian resumption to its academy.
Akwa Nta: You will succeed son, cheers to a brighter future forward of you!
Felix Olabode: Congratulations little boy, I pray that God almighty will grant you the energy to focus and turn out to be an envoy to our nice nation.
Tiku Desire: The way forward for Nigerian soccer is in protected palms.
Accurate Offishall: Super Eagles ought to preserve their eyes on him earlier than England will declare him to play for England nationwide crew.
Another Nigerian teen in Arsenal
In August 2020, Arsenal additionally confirmed the signing of the then 19-year-old Nigerian-born midfielder Tim Akinola.
Akinola joined Arsenal on a free switch after his leaving Huddersfield Town on the finish of final season.
“Young midfielder Tim Akinola has joined us after leaving Huddersfield Town on the finish of final season.
“The 19-year-old, who impressed in Huddersfield’s youth set-up, has met up together with his new team-mates and is already coaching with our under-23s and academy gamers forward of the brand new season.
“Before becoming a member of Huddersfield Town in June 2019, Tim was at Lincoln City, the place his progress was rewarded by breaking into the first-team squad within the EFL Trophy. During his time with Lincoln City, Tim additionally had a spell on mortgage with non-league aspect Lincoln United in January 2019.
“Predominantly a central midfielder, Tim, who began his youth profession at League Two aspect Mansfield Town, is eligible to characterize each Nigeria and England,” the assertion learn.