Emeka Chinonso will be a “sensation” and he is primmed to surpass expectation in the coming years according to his former coach Abdullahi Maikaba.
Chinonso has made only 17 appearances in his fledgling career with Water FC – a second division club based in Abuja scoring a whopping 26 goals and providing 15 assists, which makes his supposed £3m price tag even more incredible,
as Bayern Munich, Olympique Marseille and Genk continue to monitor the youngster’s situation.
“He can hold the ball up, he runs in behind, he has two good feet, he can head, he can finish, he has a bit of pace.
“Physically he is strong enough, so he has all the attributes to excel in Europe,” Maikaba said.
“What’s impressed me most is as the spotlight has grown on him, as he’s talked about, given more praise, and as
defenders are becoming more aware of him, he’s taken his game on and kept producing.
“Transfer links is a good sign, it’s almost like he thrives on that little bit of pressure and expectation to do what he’s done.”
Last year, Chinonso was a member of the squad for the U-20 World Cup in Poland where they crashed out in the round
He was also part of the Nigerian team to the All Africa games where he scored twice to help the Paul Aigbogun side to