The Nigerian football scene is no stranger to producing young talents who go on to make a name for themselves on the international stage, Soccernet.ng reports.
Victor Osimhen, Taiwo Awoniyi, and Kelechi Iheanacho are worthy examples who rose to fame after their spectacular performances for the Golden Eaglets in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Now, the hopes of Nigeria rest on the shoulders of another exciting young striker, Charles Agada.
Agada, a junior secondary school student and striker for the Golden Eaglets, is set to become the new goals machine for Nigeria.
At just 17, Agada has the potential to follow in the footsteps of Osimhen and Iheanacho and make a name for himself on the global football stage.
Agada missed out on last year’s WAFU qualifiers in Ghana due to an injury.
However, he has returned with renewed vigour. The youngster is now set to be the arrowhead of an already rampant Golden Eaglets team that will take on Zambia in the opening Group B match of the U-17 AFCON campaign in Constantine, Algeria, on Sunday.
Boasting an average height and a stocky build, Agada is a powerful, all-action striker who can single-handedly turn a game on its head.
Agada’s speed, agility, and ability to find the back of the net with ease have already made him a fan favourite during the Golden Eaglets’ numerous friendlies.
The teen wonder scored goals aplenty as the Nduka Ugbade-tutored side won ten of their eleven warm-up matches, including the 9-2 thumping of Galadima FC.
Agada’s potential has not gone unnoticed, as he has already trained with Spanish La Liga outfit Granada CF, while Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are also reportedly monitoring his progress.
With the right guidance and support, Agada has the potential to become the next big thing in Nigerian football and follow in the footsteps of his illustrious predecessors, Osimhen and Iheanacho.
The stage is set for Agada to shine in Algeria and lead the Golden Eaglets to victory. The hopes of a nation rest on his young shoulders, and there is no doubt that he is ready to rise to the occasion and make Nigeria proud.
All eyes will be on Agada as he takes the field, and football fans worldwide wait with bated breath to see the rising star in action.