Relatively unknown Nigerian midfielder Timotey Atmanuan has become the talk of many fans of second division Israeli side Hapoel Bnei Lod with his commanding display in the midfield of the team.
Atmanuan was scouted by popular Israeli scout David Ouziel during one of his scouting tournament in Nigeria, precisely in Abuja and the 18 year old was originally billed to join Hapoel Tel Aviv.
However Hapoel Tel Aviv were having financial difficulties hence the decision to move the box to box midfielder to second division side Hapoel Bnei Lod, where he has so far taken the league by storm.
Upon arrival he was drafted to the U19 team but after just two games for the team, the president of the team ordered for the immediate promotion of the midfielder to the main team and so far he has not look out of his depth.
He has been ever present for them since his promotion to the main team with a goal to his name from the defensive midfield position and two Man of the Match award.
Heavily tipped to be a part of the next set of U20 players of Nigeria, there are indications that he could leave Hapoel Bnei Lod sooner than many expected owing to his good form so far.