Agada the son of a Hunter making waves at the U17 AFCON Tournament


Charles Agada’s story is that of a 16-year-old boy who grew up in Otukpo Benue state.

His parents were poor hunters and farmers who had very little to feed the children, but his talent shined through and we now bear witness to a rising star.


Agada loves to play football and was picked up by scouts of Mavlon FC, who brought him to Lagos and nurtured him to this stage, as revealed by the Chief scout of his club Raymond Hassan to Soccernet.



Agada could not even communicate well in English language by the time he came to Lagos but with hard work and determination he improved himself and needed to bide his time before bursting onto the scene at the U17 Africa Cup of Nations.

The striker had only played under 5 minutes of football for the Golden Eaglets in Algeria before he was entrusted with starter’s spot by Coach Nduka Ugbade against South Africa where he had a big Seventy-two minutes.

In the game, although South African led on the score board in the early minutes in that five-goal thriller, it was Agada that responded for Nigeria with a well-taken instinctive goal.

His movement on and off the ball has also earned him a comparison to ex-Super Eagles international Daniel “the Bull” Amokachi.

Agada is strong, fast, and very direct and he is one to keep an eye on as the tournament progresses.

FL gathers the young forward is already a subject of interest for Spanish side, Granada.


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