The red hot form of 16 year old Nigeria U17 striker Aliyu Ibrahim popularly called ‘Bravo’ has earned him a call up to the Nigeria U20 team who are through to next year African Youth Championship, Owngoalnigeria.com understands.
Bravo caught the eyes of the Nigeria U20 team selectors when a scored a hattrick in a friendly game against a team that held the Nigeria U20 team to a 2-2 draw earlier in another friendly.
Coach Paul Aigbogun has since then monitored his progress with the U17 team during their trials at the Goal Project in Abuja, and has now decided to add him to his attack ahead of the resumption of camping and training ahead of next year African Youth Championship.
Quick, strong and skillful, Bravo scored 26 goals in 16 test games with the Nigerian U17 team with the forward scoring at least two goals in each of the game he played. He scored four goals in a particular game.
Already he has established himself as a firm fan favourite among lovers of the team and the technical crew of the team have already tipped him for greatness if he continue to work hard.