Tottenham sign two Nigerian wonderkids

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English Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspurs have completed the signing of two Nigerian whizkids, after they were given new deals as part of their new youth intakes.

The players signed by Spurs are central defender, Jubril Okedina, and goalkeeper, Joshua Oluwayemi, according to All Nigeria Soccer.

Okedina and Oluwayemi are among sixteen new intakes at White Hart Lane, and have been signed to two-year scholarship deals respectively.

Okedina, 16, made his competitive debut for Spurs’ youth team in a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa early this year, with his performance against Ipswich Town’s u15 side in March said to have caught the eyes of the coaches thereafter.

For Oluwayemi, who was an unsused substitute in the match against Villa, he is yet to make his competitive debut for the North London side.

However, the highly-rated Oluwayemi did play against Ipswich, and also caught the eyes of the observant coaches with his performance.

The young goalkeeper is an England youth international, having been already capped at the under-15 level.

Consequently, with the new deals, both Nigerian youngsters have been promoted to the u-18 side of Tottenham, and will be eligible to represent the club at the 2017/2018 UEFA Youth League season.

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List of Spurs’ 2017/2018 first-year scholars (Photo Credit: @youthawk

In Mauricio Pochettino, both players are definitely in good hands, and at the right club to continue their development, as the Argentine is known for his penchant for giving youngsters a chance.

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