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Heartland rising star Francis Momoh eyes U-20 call up

Heartland marksman Francis Momoh has declared readiness to star for Nigeria Under-20 team, the Flying Eagles, adding that it will be a dream come true to don the green and white of Nigeria.

Momoh, who was the highest goalscorer for the Naze Millionaires in the Nigeria National League (NNL) last season and contributed immensely to their promotion by banging 11 goals in all competitions, truly is a youngster to look out for, having played five matches this season and missing games due to injuries.

Momoh has contributed immensely by being part of the buildup to some of the goals scored by his team.

Momoh who is being monitored by the technical team of the U-20 had this to say if he gets an invitation: “It will be a dream come true to done the green white green of Nigeria. If an invitation to the U20 camp comes, I’ll make good use of the opportunity.

“As we know there are many talents in the country, so if anyone has the opportunity to represent Nigeria, the individual should give a good account of himself or else the opportunity will be given to another person.”

Momoh, who started out with Amateur side Divine Praise Football Club of Lagos and presently on loan with Heartland, has attracted suitors from within and outside the country with his representative saying when the time is right Momoh will definitely make a move.

The Nigerian under 20 side (Flying Eagles) are to play either Sierra Leone or Guinea Bissau in the upcoming African under 20 Nations Cup qualifiers.

The Flying Eagles were given a pass to the next round, which is expected to kick off in April 2018.

By Pascal Umeh

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