Allnigeriasoccer.com understands that
European clubs interested in signing Golden
Eaglets captain Samson Tijani after the 2019
FIFA U17 World Cup might face a stumbling
block with several agents and clubs claiming
to be the bona fide representative of the
Tijani has found himself in the same boat as
former Manchester City striker Kelechi
Iheanacho whose father signed mandates with
multiple agents to negotiate the transfer of
the player to a European club before the
2013 U17 World Cup.
The Technical Committee Chairman Lagos
State Football Association Dotun Coker,
Liameed Olawale Gafar,
Siji Lagunju of the NFF Technical Department,
French-Cameroonian agent Oliver Noah,
Collins Edwin SC, Paul Ojo, Jossy United
Football Club, Owerri, and an unnamed agent
based in Ibadan have parental consent to
represent the same player, Tijani.
Nigeria Football Federation Vice President
Seyi Akinwunmi has also been mentioned as
a future beneficiary should Tijani sign for a
foreign club as he went out of his way to
order for the release of the passports of the
Golden Eaglets captain and striker Olakunle
Olusegun before they traveled to Russia to
undergo trials after the U17 AFCON.
The Russian club have an academy and they
are affiliated with clubs in Denmark (BK
Fremad Amager) and Armenia and it’s the
same club that NPFL hotshot Ibrahim Sunusi
traveled to earlier this year.
Tijani is already putting himself in the shop
window after scoring two goals in the Nigeria
U17s World Cup opener against Hungary and
winning the Man of the Match award.