Obuh Tips Roma Academy Winger Prince Kelechi To Lead Flying Eagles To Glory 

Vastly-experienced Nigerian coach, John Obuh, believes AS Roma Academy of Italy exciting winger, Prince Kelechi Nnajiofor possesses great quality to lead the current Flying Eagles squad to glory if called up.

Ex-Nigerian Under-17 World Cup coach, Obuh who worked closely with Prince Kelechi with the former having been the technical director of Roma Academy, Abuja believes the young forward can help Ladan Bosso’s under-20 team achieve greatness.

Bosso was on Tuesday retained as the head coach of the Nigerian national U-20 team, the Flying Eagles with the team set to begin preparations for the West African Football Union (WAFU) U-20 competition in Niger Republic.


Obuh has now tipped Prince Kelechi to lead the Flying Eagles to glory in the WAFU U-20 competition from May 7 to May 20, 2022 with the biennial tournament also serving as the qualification for the TotalEnergies U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

“Prince Kelechi has exceptional qualities that stand out,” explained Obuh. “He has an understanding of the game as well as good balance and coordination which means that he has exceptional technique with the ball at his feet. 

“It’s incredibly difficult to take the ball off him. He is good one on one and has a good shot and precision. He can shoot with both feet even if he is basically right-footed, he can finish with the left as well. 

“That makes him very difficult to read for the defenders. Will he go right or left? It makes him difficult to handle. And impressively too, he’s a huge threat at free kicks,” concluded Obuh who had only good things about the 19-year-old attacker.

Meanwhile, Prince Kelechi who has also featured for Prince Kazeem Eletu FC is wanted by Spanish La Liga SmartBank side, CD Leganes, French Ligue 1 club, Amiens SC and another top team from Qatar with the three sides desperately jostling for the signature of the latest Nigerian attacking sensation.


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