Highly Rated Nigerian Teen Akammadu Net Brace For Cesena To Deny Fiorentina Victory


Italian-Nigerian forward Franklyn Akammadu was the star for the Primavera side of Cesena scoring twice to help them draw 2-2 against his former side Fiorentina.

18 year old Akammadu left Fiorentina for Cesena on a permanent deal in the summer for a fee in the region of €75,000 after a successful loan spell with the U-19s of the Serie B side.

So far he has proven to be a bargain buy with nine goals in 14 games in the Primavera League, a tally which has seen him make the step up to the main team, where he has made the bench in Serie B games.

Known for his speed and decisiveness in front of goal, the forward revealed his parents are from Nigeria, which lead to talks about a potential battle for his international future when he is fully established as a professional.

Already on loan Roma forward Sadiq Umar has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure that the forward plays for Nigeria ahead of Italy due to his potentials.