Nigeria, Spain & Ghana To Battle For Youngest Player Of Nigerian Descent To Debut In La Liga
Published: July 08, 2018
Nigeria, Spain & Ghana To Battle For Youngest Player Of Nigerian Descent To Debut In La Liga
Allnigeriasoccer.com understands that Deportivo La Coruña starlet Mujaid Sadick Aliu is set to spark an international tug-of-war between three two African giants and a European powerhouse in the near future.

Born March 14, 2000 in Logroño, a city in northern Spain, to Nigerian and Ghanaian parents, the central defender can represent the Super Eagles, Black Stars and 2010 world champions Spain.

Aliu became the youngest player of Nigerian descent to debut in the strongest league in the world, La Liga, when he made his professional debut for Deportivo La Coruña aged 18 years, 1 month and 28 days, beating the record previously held by Isaac Success in the process.

He played the last fifteen minutes of Deportivo de La Coruña's 4-2 loss to Villarreal on May 12, 2018 before manager  Clarence Seedorf handed him his full debut the following weekend against Valencia on the final day of last season.

Nigeria's Olympic Team coach Salisu Yusuf has to lot of work to do to convince Aliu to play for the Dream Team VII ahead of the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations and All-Africa Games qualifiers as the center back presently represents Spain's youth teams.

Aliu helped Spain U18s to win last month's Mediterranean Games after earning caps for Spain U17s squad.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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