Manu Gets Boost As Kehinde Picks Golden Eaglets Over Spain

  • 30,Dec 2018 10:49 AM
  • By Iwedi Ojinmah

Genova FC right back Isaac Lolade Kehinde has pledged his international future to Nigeria ahead of Spain. He is ready to don the green and white and will gladly accept an invitation to train with the Golden Eaglets ahead of the 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations.

Born in Osogbo to Nigerian parents fifteen years ago, he has been living in Spain since he was a toddler but he's more drawn to his country of birth.

''I was born in Osogbo and I can represent Spain or Nigeria. My father is from Oyo and my mother from Osun State,'' Kehinde revealed.

''I have chosen to represent Nigeria because all my family is Nigerian and I am also Nigerian, and for me it is more important to represent the country where I was born, than the country where I live.''

When pressed about the qualities he would bring to the Golden Eaglets if invited, Kehinde said: ''I can defend very well, I am strong and can run very fast. I am good in dribbling, can initiate attacks and can use both feet. I can also play as a right midfielder.

''I'd say I model my game after Brian Idowu. My favorite Super Eagles players are Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, Obi Mikel and Victor Moses.''

Isaac Kehinde previously played for the youth teams of Penya Arrabal, San Francisco and Son Oliva before he was gobbled up by Genova in 2018.

Golden Eaglets coach Manu Garba must be thrilled.


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