Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has been Alerted to monitor the duo of Ibrahim Aliyu (Bravo) – a striker, and goalkeeper, Matthew Cyprian who are getting good media reviews following their Impressive performances for their respective Croatian clubs.
Aliyu, a striker, excelled with the U-19 team of NK Locomotiva Zagreb, the club that finished second in the Prva HNL – the Croatian top flight league last term, and the 18 year old has been promoted to the senior team and given shirt number 21.
Described as a player with the strength and power of Daniel Amokachi, Aliyu scored nine goals in nine games for the U-19 side, a performance that got him promoted by the coach, Goran Tomic, to the first team that will compete in the play-off of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League qualification.
Nicknamed “Bravo” by his teammates, Aliyu is the newest player getting rave reviews in the media in Croatia and the former Flying Eagles invitee’s tactical prowess, speed and goal scoring ability is something the Super Eagles handlers may not ignore.
The former Flying Eagles forward will be fighting for a place in the team with striker Roko Simic, the son of ex-AC Milan top midfielder and superstar Dario Simic and top striker Nikica Jelavic who once featured in the Premier League for West Ham and Everton.
Also ripe for an invite is 25 year old goalkeeper, Mathew Cyprian, who plays for a Croatian second division side, NK Dubrava ZG. Cyprian was adjudged the best goalkeeper in the Croatian third division last season and it was his heroics in goal that helped his club gained promotion to the second division.
The goalkeeper has recently been brought to the attention of Rohr who said he was keeping tabs on the 25 year old.
With Rohr searching for young, dynamic and talented players to beef up the Super Eagles ahead of the qualifying games for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup, the duo of Aliyu and Matthew are seen as the type of players the team needs to have the necessary strength in depth.
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