Aliyu Mahmoud of Mutunchi Football Academy of Kaduna has joined Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
The 15 year old left Nigeria for the United Kingdom for studies and was spotted by a scout of Ajax during a game for the team of his school.
” His (Aliyu) mum called me last week to inform me that he has started training with Ajax Amsterdam. Am proud of him, he is a level headed kid who is always willing to listen”, president of Muntunchi Academy Auwal Mutunchi told Owngoalnigeria.com.
Aliyu is the latest player to emerge from the Academy following in the footsteps of Musa Yahaya and Moses John who are with Portuguese giants FC Porto, as well as Aliyu Abubakar who last represented KuPS in Finland.
Aside the aforementioned quartet, about six players from the team are scattered around teams in Europe with four of them in Portugal.