The music duo of Apex and Bionic, known as AB have released a new single,“Hold Up”, following same with a video. The song drops already today ,Friday, October 18, 2019.The song is a feel-good, melodious track filled with deep lyrical content set around a desperate […]
In some climes 16-year old don’t get a chance to play for a senior team, no matter how gifted such player (s) is or are. They tell him or them that they are too small and fragile to play with the BIG BOYS.
That was how Nigeria lost the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor when he came for trials in Golden Eaglets years ago. We almost lost Obafemi Martins on same reason.
Most teenage stars in Europe with Nigerian blood running in their veins dread invitations to our national team on ground that they would never get a chance to play because they are too young.
Ironically, today we go around the world spending money on flight tickets, hotel accommodations and consultations fees on their agents and representatives begging them to come play for Nigeria.
FC Barcelona is bigger than most national teams in the world yet they registered Anssumane Fati the 16-year old football prodigy from Guinea Bissau. With the way this lad is going, surely he will rule world football if he keeps his head low and work harder. He is lucky to emerge at a time Lionel Messi is still in the team. He has a lot to learn from him among other big names in FC Barcelona. Certainly, Fati could be King of African football for years to come just like Samuel Eto’O dominated the award for few years.
Born in Bissau, Fati moved to Herrera , Seville with his family at the age of six, when his older brother Braima signed for Sevilla FC. After representing local side CDF Herrera and the youth teams of Sevilla, he joined
FC Barcelona’s La Masia academy in 2012, aged ten, a year after his brother had made the same move.
On 24 July 2019, Fati signed his first professional contract with the Catalans , agreeing to a deal until 2022.
Who says good things can’t come out of Africa. “Small” countries produce great men.
We had George Weah from Liberia and now Ansu Fati from Guinea Bissau.