Duisburg Youngster Williams Hails Olympic Eagles’ Win Over Sudan, Targets Flying Eagles Call-up
Germany-based Nigerian youthful defender, Folarin Williams has hailed the Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles for rallying back to beat Sudan over two legs to secure a spot at the 2019 U-23 AFCON finals billed for Egypt in November, Completesports.com reports.
In a phone chat with Completesports.com, the 18-year old MSV Duisburg player said he was always following the progress of Nigerian youth teams even as he looks forward to getting an opportunity to represent Nigeria in the nearest future.
“I want to say congratulations to the Olympics Eagles team for fighting back to beat Sudan and qualifying for the U-23 AFCON finals. I hope they go all the way to pick one of the three African tickets for the Olympics later in Egypt,” Williams said.
“Though I’m in Germany, I always keep close tabs on every Nigerian national team when they are playing and I’m always rooting for them.
“I know a few of the players and I hope to get the chance to play for Nigeria too in the very near future,” the big central defender who regards Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos as his role model reiterated.
“I like the way Ramos plays, and I do watch him a lot trying to emulate him. He is a great player for Spain and Real Madrid. I hope I can go on to achieve great things in football like he does.”
Williams had training stints with the Nigeria’s U17s under coach Manu Garba.
He holds dual citizenship and has gone through the ranks with some Bundesliga teams like Bonner FC, FC Koln, VFL Bochum before joining 3. Liga side (division 3), Duisburg where he now stars for the club’s U-19 team that recently beat derby rivals Bochum 3-1.
By Sulaiman Alao
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