Golden Eaglets’ revelation at this year’s African U17 Cup of Nations qualifier in Niger Republic, Akinkunmi Amoo has excited his mentor, Prince Adeyemi Bepo and staff at his Alma Mata, Brightville College, Ibadan.
Amoo, who footballlive.ng learnt was signed early this year by Shooting Stars of Ibadan, first shot to limelight with the Eaglets in their second group 5-1 win against Cote d’Ivoire.
The youngster then confirmed his heroic status on Saturday, when got Nigeria’s only goal in the 1-1 draw against Ghana in the final.
Amoo justified all hype trailing him and reason why he is now wanted by several top clubs in Europe after he netted his third goal in the zonal final against Nigeria’s rivals, Ghana.
The goal drew the Eaglets level before they edged past the Black Starlets 3-1 on penalties to clinch the zone’s sole ticket for the 2019 U17 AFCON in Tanzania.
Although he lost his kick during the ensuing spot kick, following a stalemate at the end of regulation time in Niamey, the youngster had done enough, which made his confidant’s very happy.
So much has been revealed by Prince Bepo, who said the Ibadan-born lad, a native of Lagelu local government is already on his way to living his dream of one day getting to play for Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Barcelona, AS Monaco or RSC Anderlecht.
The chief executive of Bepo Adeyemi Foundation stated in a press release: “Golden Eaglets’ sensation, Akinwunmi Amoo was spotted by Hon. Prince Emmanuel Adeyemi Bepo in one of his games with his school, Brightville College, Ibadan under the proprietorship of Dr. Friday Ogada.
“Amoo made top marks in the Nigerian Secondary Schools Football Competition, Shell Cup, which he helped his school win.
“At his school, Akinwunmi was not just a footballer. He’s also as fast as antelope on the tracks, and won so many laurels in athletics.
“Above all, he was Brightville Academy’s midfield general. Akinkunmi Amoo was also in devastating form when the Eaglets walloped The Young Elephants 5-1 in their second match of the WAFU U17 tournament in Niger Republic. He was man of the match.”