Arsenal Signs 9-Year-Old Munir Sada from Nigeria
Nigerians have taken to the various social media platforms with excitement as Arsenal Football Club signs a 9-year-old native of Nigeria on their academy team.
Reported on many social media outlets, the young boy who goes by the real name, Munir Mohammed Sada, hails from Nigeria’s Kaduna state, specifically from Zaria. According to sources that broke the news, 9-year-old Mohammed Sada’s parents are from Nigeria, his father is from the Kaduna State, and his mother is from Katsina state in the northern part of Nigeria.
Although the English team has not yet announced the progress officially, one of the pictures surfacing online showed the young boy signing a document, whereas two women stood by him. It’s been disclosed in various reports that the two women captured in the photo are his mother and grandmother, who witnessed the signing process. Another picture also showed two arsenal officials in the club’s tracksuit standing on both sides of Mohammed Sada. He posed with his arsenal jersey number 9 with his name boldly written around figure 9.
The young footballer is expected to play in the kid’s wing of the Arsenal Football Club. The achievement of the little boy has resulted in mixed reactions on the internet. Others have lauded him and called him nicknames like the wonder kid, future England giant, future Ballon D’or winner, among many fascinating names.
However, despite Arsenal’s soccer records in the past, other netizens and football lovers began making fun of the team because people mentioned “giant” so far as the team is concerned and referred the English team to its current precarious states in English Premier League. Some individuals also decided to condemn the team’s move claiming the boy is too young for such an arduous task and expectations.
The young footballer has always wanted to be like giant players, including Lionel Messi, regarding Mohammed Sada’s football records. He started playing football at a tender age and made it to his primary school team, where he emerged as the best among his colleagues. Hence, getting signed on the giant English team Arsenal FC doesn’t come as a surprise. However, the “wonder kid” needs to be applauded for his achievement and his next level of adventure.
Nigerians and their love for Arsenal have been a tight and undisputable one. Just like most Ghanaians love Chelsea because of Micheal Esien, most indigenes of Nigeria have developed an undying love for the English team, which is based on the presence of Nigerian first-class footballers like Nwankwo Kanu, Alex Iwobi, Chuba Akpom, and currently the likes of Arthur Okwonkwo, Ovie Ejeheri, Tokaji Adeyinka, Mazeed Ogungbo, Tim Akinola, among several Nigerian young talents. This is to say that the Gunners have more Nigerians other than any other African in their club.
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