Nigeria U20 forward Abubakar “Babawo ” Ibrahim has been praised as the closest thing to Super Eagles vice captain Ahmed Musa by the coach who discovered and groomed Musa for stardom.
Babawo joined Plateau United from Niger Tornadoes in readiness for the start of the Nigeria Professional Football League ( NPFL) but he is presently with the Nigeria U20 team in Togo for the U20 WAFU Championship.
In a rare chat with Owngoalnigeria.com at the training pitch of his pet club GBS Football Club, Ahmed Ibrahim said Babawo reminds him a lot of Musa in his formative years base on his style of play.
” He is quick, exciting on the ball very useful off the ball because he defends a lot. First time I saw him he played like Ahmed Musa when he first emerged. Their playing style is very similar and if he works very hard he could equal or even surpass Musa”, coach Bros as he is fondly called told Owngoalnigeria.com.
18 year old Babawo will lead Nigeria’s charge for a win in their opening game against Niger Republic later this evening and a strong performance will no doubt prove right the statement of the Plateau United technical director.