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EXCLUSIVE: Samuel Opeh Begins Trials With Perugia

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Flying Eagles of Nigeria defender Samuel Opeh has started trials with Serie B side Perugia, as exclusively reported by Owngoalnigeria.com one month ago.

The Ace Academy central defender missed out on selection to the U-17 world cup in 2015, before earning a recall to the Under-20s at the start of camping for the Africa Youth Championship Qualifiers.

Opeh arrived Italy last week and the club has started running the rule over the 18 year old who was with the Nigeria Under-20s in camp, until they failed to qualify for the Africa Youth Championship after losing 3-4 to Sudan.

He is expected to spend two weeks with the Serie B side, before a decision will be reached regarding his possible signing by the team where Christian Obodo made his name.

*Daniel Martins