Flying Eagles striker, Alhassan Ibrahim, popularly known as Mu’Azam might miss the 2015 African Youth Championships if he gets a deal with Croatian side, Rijeka.
Mu’Azam has been on trial with the Europa League campaigners, initially struggling to impress, after being played out of position as the lone striker.
However, the Flying Eagles invitee is finally making an impression on the coaches of the team in his preferred role as a false striker or behind the main striker.
His fine form has pushed the club into including him in a mid-season tour of Spain, which coincides with the same period the Flying Eagles are suppose to be in camp.
The player appears to be in a fix, as he is yet to officially sign a deal with the team and if he does as expected in the winter transfer window, he might miss out on the championship.
Reasons are Rijeka might sell top striker and scorer Andreij Kramaric to Leicester City in England for a rumoured £12m and Mu’Azam will be required to make up for his absence.
However, SL10.ng scooped that the deal may however not see the light of day as sources close to the striker confirm he has set a personal deadline of 14 January 2015 and if he doesn’t get a deal before then he will dump the team and join the Flying Eagles in Camp.
Ironically January 15 is the deadline for all invited foreign pros to arrive camp ahead of the March 2015 tournament in Senegal.