Kano Pillars teen midfield prospect Jamil Muhammed has cemented his spot as the livewire of the Nigerian team currently competing at the ongoing Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic.
Muhammed played in all three group games for Nigeria who finished top of their group to seal a spot in the semi-final and also for the U20 World Youth Championship in Poland later in the year.
The Kano Pillars forward was the least talked about midfielder in the Nigerian team going into the tournament with the duo of IK Start midfielder Afeez Aremu and his Kano Pillars teammate Alhassan Ibrahim the names on everybody’s lips.
However after the three games, the Kano Pillars man has eclipsed the aforementioned duo with his all round play screening the defence and linking the attack with ease, thanks to his all round action style of play.
So far he has covered more ground than any other Nigerian player in the tournament and he has also won more balls aside the fact that he also boast of the highest amount of shot at goal despite his role as the deepest among the midfielders in the Nigerian team.
Aremu was supposed to be the steel holding it down for Nigeria at the middle while Alhassan was tipped to blossom as the main playmaker of the team but so far Jamil has emerged as the driving force of the team ahead of Wednesday’s semi-final game against Mali.