Man City Can’t Guarantee Iheanacho’s Future –Brodericks

One time Super Eagles handler and winner of the maiden edition of FIFA U-17 tournament tagged China ’85, Sebastine Imasuen Bridericks is doubtful over the sincerity of Premiership giants Manchester City to give UAE 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup Most Valuable Player, Kelechi Iheanacho the opportunity to take his young career to the top. Brodericks who spoke with National Weekender, Monday from his base in Benin, argues that Iheanacho would have been advised to go to a club that can guarantee him playing time rather than a club as big as Manchester City that will only loan the youngster to another club outside the EPL.

Brodericks recalls the experience of Wilson Oruma shortly after Fanny Amun led the Golden Eaglets to conquer the world at Japan ’93 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Oruma was signed on by RC Lens but later loaned out to several clubs outside the French League which grossly affect the career of the gifted player, argued Brodericks.

He speaks, “these boys are always ill-advised. Once they do well during the cadet championship all manner of agents come up with all kinds of offers which end up destroying the careers of the lads. It is sad and very unfortunate. Something must be done to stop this trend before we loose all our best legs that are capable to taking Nigerian football to the pinnacle of the sport.

“I learnt that Iheanacho has gone on trial at Manchester City. I really doubt if that club has good and genuine intension for the boy. I hope it would not end up sending him on loan to one obscured country or League where he would start struggling to make an impact. For a player like Iheanacho who has shown the world the stuff he is made of, all the authorities and his guardian need do is secure a deal with a club in a League where he can be guaranteed regular action. For instance, the Dutch League or even the French League, not the English Premier League. I am not suggesting that Iheanacho cannot play in the EPL, no, I am saying that a club like Manchester City with all the stars they have cannot guarantee him a place in the squad talk less of a playing time. That means he may be loaned out to a club or League that we may not be seeing him regularly and that could mar his development or growth of his game or career.

“I sincerely think it is time the NFF creates a department to either monitor or guide the development of these kids who emerge from the cadet level to avoid losing them to greedy and dubious agents who are out to make money from them and after that, they disappear. You will want to ask yourself, where is Chrisantus Macaulay of 2007 Golden Eaglets? Where is Sani Emmanuel (the boy from TB Joshua’s church)? This must stop otherwise I would begin to see it as a sort of sabotage by some people to ruin Nigerian football.”

MAN CITY CAN’T GUARANTEE IHEANACHO’S FUTURE –BRODERICKS

One time Super Eagles handler and winner of the maiden edition of FIFA -17 tournament tagged China ’85, Sebastine Imasuen Bridericks is doubtful over the sincerity of Premiership giants Manchester City to give UAE 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup Most Valuable Player, Kelechi Iheanacho the opportunity to take his young career to the top. Brodericks who spoke with National Weekender, Monday from his base in Benin, argues that Iheanacho would have been advised to go to a club that can guarantee him playing time rather than a club as big as Manchester City that will only loan the youngster to another club outside the EPL.

Brodericks recalls the experience of Wilson Oruma shortly after Fanny Amun led the Golden Eaglets to conquer the world at Japan ’93 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Oruma was signed on by RC Lens but later loaned out to several clubs outside the French League which grossly affect the career of the gifted player, argued Brodericks.

He speaks, “these boys are always ill-advised. Once they do well during the cadet championship all manner of agents come up with all kinds of offers which end up destroying the careers of the lads. It is sad and very unfortunate. Something must be done to stop this trend before we loose all our best legs that are capable to taking Nigerian football to the pinnacle of the sport.

“I learnt that Iheanacho has gone on trial at Manchester City. I really doubt if that club has good and genuine intension for the boy. I hope it would not end up sending him on loan to one obscured country or League where he would start struggling to make an impact. For a player like Iheanacho who has shown the world the stuff he is made of, all the authorities and his guardian need do is secure a deal with a club in a League where he can be guaranteed regular action. For instance, the Dutch League or even the French League, not the English Premier League. I am not suggesting that Iheanacho cannot play in the EPL, no, I am saying that a club like Manchester City with all the stars they have cannot guarantee him a place in the squad talk less of a playing time. That means he may be loaned out to a club or League that we may not be seeing him regularly and that could mar his development or growth of his game or career.

“I sincerely think it is time the NFF creates a department to either monitor or guide the development of these kids who emerge from the cadet level to avoid losing them to greedy and dubious agents who are out to make money from them and after that, they disappear. You will want to ask yourself, where is Chrisantus Macaulay of 2007 Golden Eaglets? Where is Sani Emmanuel (the boy from TB Joshua’s church)? This must stop otherwise I would begin to see it as a sort of sabotage by some people to ruin Nigerian football.”

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