EXCLUSIVE: Taofiq “Nigerian Benzema” Departs Abuja For Trials With Portuguese Side SC Braga

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Talented Nigeria teen forward Taofiq Jibril who has been heavily compared to Real Madrid Star Karim Benzema due to his playing style will undergo trials with Portuguese side SC Braga.

He will leave Abuja on Monday night. Owngoalnigeria.com correspondent sighted the 18 year old at the airport in the company of Chuba Shedrack, a re- known football coach and scout in Kaduna, who played for Plateau United in the early 2000’s.

Taofiq, a Kaduna teen forward who trained with the all conquering Nigeria Under-17 team of 2015, was spotted by scouts of the Portuguese team during a scouting tournament in Kaduna.

Quick, strong, skillful and lethal in front of goal. He will spend a month with SC Braga where he will play friendly games for the B team while we also gathered he will train with the main team intermittently.

Already Braga has two Nigerians on their books playing for their B team in Louis Ogana and former junior international Chidi Osuchukwu, who was promoted to the first team just before the start of this season.