Two emergent Nigerian-born youngsters, Faustino Anjorin of Chelsea and Michael Obafemi of Southampton both his top marks with goals in the latest round of matches for their respective youth clubs.
Reports gathered by footballlive.ng reveal that Anjorin was on song in a 2-1 win over Swansea City in the U18 English Premier League week five on Friday.
The 16-year-old midfielder gave Chelsea the lead in the 11th minute, firing a low shot into the bottom corner and the visitors capitalized on their positive start when McClelland blasted home a rebound after a corner was headed on to the crossbar by Nunn in the 15th minute.
On 31 minutes, Daniel Williams’ powerful shot from 25 yards halved the score and both teams failed to score in the second half.
Anjorin, who won the top scorer award with two goals in the 12th Limoges Tournament in France, hit top marks for his goal against Swansea City, which was his third in the U18 Premier League this term, having also notched versus Southampton and Leicester City.
On his part, Obafemi helped Southampton it seven games unbeaten into the new season with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United on Friday.
Obafemi raced through the hosts backline 34 minutes into the clash at Blue Flames Ground, before rounding and sending a smart finish past Newcastle goalkeeper, Freddie Woodman.
It was the 18-year-old lad’s fourth in all competitions for the club’s age group this term and their manager was pretty delighted with the three points.
Obafemi became the first player of Nigerian descent born in 2000 to feature in the Premier League after making his first-team debut for Southampton against Tottenham Hotspur in January 21, 2018, aged 17 years and 199 days.
He earlier scored in league games versus Stoke City and Fulham as well as against Colchester United in an English Football League Trophy group game.