FC Porto Nigerian forward Musa Yahaya has revealed to Owngoalnigeria.com the reason behind his conversion to a right wing back by the coach of FC Porto.
Yahaya played as a wingback for Porto B in their 0-0 draw against Vizela in a second division game in Portugal, and despite not playing in his original role gave a good impression of himself.
Prior to the game against Vizela, he played as a left winger against Manchester United in their 2-0 win in the International Premier League Cup, a game which he was voted man of the match.
His conversion to a right wingback raised some eyebrows but the 19 year old former Spurs trainee says it was done by the coach because of the way they intend to approach the game against Vizela.
” I am a forward player but I can play anywhere for my team. The coach told me I was going to play as a wingback before the game and I have no reason to say no”, Yahaya told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” The role is demanding and I love it, I won’t mind playing it again in the future. My aim is to improve in all aspect of my game and my new role will help me improve on my abilities to defend”.
* Prince Michael