When CHAN2018 commence in Morocco on Saturday, Nigeria’s Super Eagles popularly called CHAN Eagles will have the singular honour of presenting the oldest and the youngest player in the tournament.
THE OLDEST – RABIU ALI – (Kano Pillars)
One of the most popular players on the domestic scene in Nigeria Rabiu ALi of KANO PILLARS going by the CAF release, was born on the 27th of September 1980 (37years old as at the last birthday). The midfield dynamo, who actually has a cult hero status in his club,has made his mark on the Nigerian football scene, his skills and impressive performances had left every follower of the beautiful game wondering what else he needed to do to break into the main Super Eagles team.
The world has the opportunity to really witness the guile and tenacity of this Midfield maestro. He gave a glimpse of what he can do at the WAFU Cup take took place in the beautiful West African country of Ghana.
THE YOUNGEST PLAYER – MOHAMMED NUR MOHAMMED (Elkanemi fc)
Only Imama Amakapabor can explain what they (himself and Salisu) saw in this 15 Year old Mohammed Nur Mohammed who has put pen to paper for the Maiduguri based club of which Imama is the new coach. Born on the 2nd of December 2002 Mohammed Nur Mohammed is the youngest player at this year’s African Nations Championship tagged Morocco 2018. Going by past CAF records, he is actually one of the youngest ever in the history of the competition.
It is not strange to have an “UNTESTED” player invited to the national camp, Keshi once invited a Corper to the national team but to take the player to a major competition is what made people to raise their eyebrow. All eyes will be on the wonder kid of Nigerian FOOTBALL who at a tender age of 15 Years 41 days is representing his country in a major football tournament – AT SENIOR LEVEL