Chelsea GK Of Nigerian Descent, Spurs Madueke Shine As England Beat Uruguay
Two youngsters of Nigerian descent helped England U16s secure a 2-0 win over South American opponents Uruguay in an international friendly held at Heriott Watt University, Scotland on Tuesday.
The highly-rated Chelsea U16 goalkeeper Daniel Jinadu was in between the pipes for the Young Lions. And he was joined in the starting line-up by Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Noni Madueke.
England won the game thanks to goals from Sam Greenwood and Morgan Rogers.
Jinadu is eligible to represent Nigeria through his parents and has been scouted by a representative of the Nigeria Football Federation, with a view to an invitation to one of their national teams in future.
He has been described as an amazing goalkeeper with great reflexes.
Madueke, who wore the number 18 jersey for England yesterday, debuted for Spurs U18 team against Aston Villa in February 2017.