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Giant Nigerian Teen Centre Back Olomowewe Close In On First Team Appearance For Burnley

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Giant Anglo Nigerian centre back Taofiq Olomowewe is closing in on a first team appearance for English Premier League newcomers Burnley owing to his top notch performances for the Development Squad of the team.

The 6ft 3″ defender joined the team in March after a short trial where his performances earned him a deal till the summer of 2017.

19 year old Olomowewe was described by the official site of Burnley as a powerful centre half, who uses his height to good effect in both areas of the pitch.

So far he starred in games for the U-23s but watchers of the youth side of Burnley have tipped him to make his first senior appearance before the end of the season.

Although he his eligible to represent England, the centre back could be tempted into playing for Nigeria as seen in his close connections to players of Nigerian heritage.