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Sani Emmanuel

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Full name Sani Shehu Emmanuel

Date of birth 23 December 1992 (1992-12-23) (age 16)

Place of birth Edo, Nigeria

Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)

Playing position Striker

2008 - My People FC

2009 - Bodens BK (loan)

Scoring 9 Goals In That Spell (Thanks Tiesto)

Bio:

Emmanuel began playing football with My People FC , a Nigerian football club set up by T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations in Lagos, to help talented footballers. Initially coming into contact with The SCOAN through his father, who received substantial financial assistance from the church as part of their charitable outreach to widows and widowers, Sani lived and worked there for a number of years whilst also honing his football skills.

Unknown to most Nigerians, Shehu Sani Emmanuel, the player who has caught the attention of the sporting world with his splendid showing for the Golden Eaglets, even as a substitute, is an altar boy in the Synagogue Church of All Nations.

A product of Pastor TB Joshua's My People FC, the Edo State-born striker who now plies his trade with Bodens BK of Sweden, was literally raised in the Synagogue. A proven goal-scorer, Emmanuel caught the attention of national team coaches in friendlies involving My People FC, the Egypt 2009 Flying Eagles and the Golden Eaglets.

Emmanuel was top scorer for My People FC before he, alongside Eaglets teammate, Onazi Ogenyi, departed the shores of Nigeria, courtesy of Pastor Joshua's sponsorship, to hone their skills.

A hattrick specialist, Emmanuel is regarded as one of the brightest prospects in Swedish football. Saturday Champion Sports gathered that Bodens officials and Swedish sports journalists who have been following the Eaglets' progress at Nigeria 2009, have called in to express surprise that the player was being used sparingly by Nigeria.

My View:

A defently talented kid, with him at the moment Leading Top Scorer of the U'17's World Cup with 5 goals as today (12/11/09) he is playing against Spain in the Semi Finals which they won 3-1 where he came on as sub (Again) and scored 2, with the way he is playing i imagine him being scouted by the top clubs around the world, his record is fantastic at the moment 3 games 5 goals but he hasnt played the whole time so its even better with that lack on minutes :D, Defently keep an eye out for this kid in the Final and the future :)

Also (Before game VS Spain) his stats for Nigeria U'17 is 3 games from sub with a total of those 3 games of 102 Minutes with 3 goals so that's a goal every 34 Minutes, he also came on a sub today VS Spain and scored 2 so will update this when i know all the facts but thats its fantastic record.

Update: got his stats from Spain game he came on at 48 Minutes and scored twice so thats a record of 4 games 5 goals and a ratio of scoring a goal every 28.8 Minutes :eek::eek:

News/Links:

Whole article on him with Interview (Headline: From Sub Bench To Hero)

http://allafrica.com/stories/200911050328.html

Forum poll/topic on him for Nigeria

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-347970.0.html

Another Article (Headline: Star on the rise)

http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Sport/Football/5478247-147/Emmanuel,_a_star_on_the_rise.csp

Poll on the best player from a week with other African players which he is winning at 66%

http://www.mtnfootball.com/live/content.php?Reference_ID=553233&Item_ID=24746&Group=

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Re: Sani Emmanuel (Nigerian Wonderkid)

I never even heard of him before and I'm Swedish. :confused:

Nice report their mate. :)

I wouldn't mind him joining the mighty MFF :D

Emmanuel is regarded as one of the brightest prospects in Swedish football.

Where did you get that from?

Or did you just make it up?

He's hardly known in Sweden tbh and Bodens BK play in a baby league (Division 2).

There's hardly anything about him from the Swedish media.

So :confused:

You may want to add this to your report -> he scored 9 goals during his spell with Bodens BK.

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I never even heard of him before and I'm Swedish. :confused:

Nice report their mate. :)

I wouldn't mind him joining the mighty MFF :D

Where did you get that from?

Or did you just make it up?

He's hardly known in Sweden tbh and Bodens BK play in a baby league (Division 2).

There's hardly anything about him from the Swedish media.

So :confused:

You may want to add this to your report -> he scored 9 goals during his spell with Bodens BK.

I got that quote from a article i think it was like on a african thread so they may of exaguated that of him being a big talent in Sweden.

Yeah Bodens BK are not that great but his team in Nigeria are hardly known there only a group of people from a church so any team in Europe that would take him is a move up :)

Found the article from Accra mail

http://www.accra-mail.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5171:tb-joshuas-altar-boy-is-eaglets-super-sub&catid=74:international-sports&Itemid=224/

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I got that quote from a article i think it was like on a african thread so they may of exaguated that of him being a big talent in Sweden.

Yeah Bodens BK are not that great but his team in Nigeria are hardly known there only a group of people from a church so any team in Europe that would take him is a move up :)

Found the article from Accra mail

http://www.accra-mail.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5171:tb-joshuas-altar-boy-is-eaglets-super-sub&catid=74:international-sports&Itemid=224/

Ahh, I see.

Nonetheless, he's a very talented player. :)

Imange if he moved to MFF, in a few years Nilsson and him in attack ripping apart defences all over Sweden and Europe (hopefully). B)

Btw, I gotta spread. ;)

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Ahh' date=' I see.

Nonetheless, he's a very talented player. :)

Imange if he moved to MFF, in a few years Nilsson and him in attack ripping apart defences all over Sweden and Europe (hopefully). B)

Btw, I gotta spread. ;)[/quote']

Yep a defently talented player but the most impressive part is he is so carm on the ball doesnt look his age looks more of a matured player even when taking his Penalty :)

A move to Malmo would be a great move for him to be honest and he could make his way to the starting 11 quicker than if he joined Real Madrid,Barcelona etc....

:P

Also updated main thread, His record for Nigeria U'17 AFTER the Spain game is 4 games 5 goals and that's a ratio of scoring a goal every 28.8 Minutes :)

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Sani Emmanuel voted MVP plus won Goldern and Silver Boot for FIFA U-17 World Cup

My People FC’s Sani Emmanuel has just been named the world’s best U-17 Player, winning the Golden Ball and Silver Boot at the just concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup. To God be the glory…

Nigeria’s Sani Emmanuel was voted the Most Valuable Player of the Fifa Under-17 World Cup, claiming the Golden Ball ahead of Switzerland Nassim ben Khalifah and team mate Ramon Azeez.

Emmanuel also won the Silver Shoe for the second highest goal scorer, behind Spain’s Borja.

Both men, along with Uruguay’s Sebastian Gallegos, scored five goals but the Spaniard had one assist where the other two had none and that proved to be the tie-breaker.

Nigeria also claimed the Fifa Fair Play award after collecting the lowest number of bookings in the tournament.

Emmanuel dedicated his award to a long list of people, starting with his teammates.

“I would like to dedicate this award to my coaches, players, widows, widowers, homeless people and those in the motherless babies homes.”

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CAF YOUNG AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2009

Dominic Adiyiah:

Sani Emmanuel:

Sani Emmanuel was a member of the Super Eaglets team that lost the final match of the U17 world cup to Switzerland. He scored a total of five (5) goals in a remarkable 221 minutes of play and was awarded the Silver Shoe as well as the Golden Ball. There have been rumours of several European football clubs hoping to acquire his services. Sani Emmanuel is known to celebrate his goals by going down on his knees to thank God. At a young age of 16, he has promised to establish a foundation that will give other footballers the opportunity to succeed.

Alexander Song:

John Obi Mikel:

Other notable names are:

Dede Ayew

Ramon Azeez

Ransford Osei

Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu

The winner hasnt been named but from various comments and news sites they reckon it will be between Sani and Dominic,Previous winner John Obi Mikel won the award when he was playing in the Under 17's so may favor Sani more after they won the World Cup.

All i can really say is this kid is destined for bigger things and will be snapped up soon and still he is only 16 :D

Also a video of the highlights from the world cup including all his goals.

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Nope at the moment he still plays for this MyPeople which is a christian football team in Nigeria,This club has beaten some big teams in the Nigeria league so far. The club has been lauched for one purpose "was established for the purpose of helping talented young ", so there goal is to get Sani a move to a bigger club, although before the world cup and Nigeria games he had a stint with a Swedish Team, hopefully now he would get a bigger move than that.

Recently they had a big award show for African players and Sani was in the top 3 of nominated, not sure how he faired but atleast being nominated is a big honour.

Young Player of the Year 2009

Dominic Adiyiah (AC Milan and Ghana U-20)

Kermit Erasmus (Feyenoord and South Africa U-20)

Sani Emmanuel (Bodens BK and Nigeria U-17)

Being in the same likes as Kermit (who is very talented) and Adiyiah who is a big prospect and has moved to AC Milan he should soon get his "Big Move" he is 17 and with a club like MyPeople buying him wouldn't cost too much.

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Both Tottenham and Chelsea are considering making a move for one of the emerging talents in African football' date=' 17 year-old Sani Emmanuel .

The Sunday Mirror reports that the Nigerian youngster impressed on trial recently at Chelsea, but that Tottenham are also keen on Emmanuel, who was voted top player of the FIFA under-17 championship in Nigeria earlier this year.

Emmanuel currently plays for Nigerian club My People. The Sunday Mirror reports that any deal would be dependent not on a transfer fee, but on a long-term relationship with the buying club including trials for promising players and donations of equipment.

Emmanuel is a fast forward renowned for his excellent movement and powerful shot. He is also a versatile player, capable of playing as a winger or attacking midfielder if needed.

The Sunday Mirror speculates that Tottenham have the edge over Chelsea in securing Emmanuel's signature.

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Link -> http://www.imscouting.com/global-news-article/Tottenham-and-Chelsea-chase-young-Nigerian-striker-Emmanuel/6768/

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Thanks :)' date=' Glad to see him [b']finally[/b] linked with bigger clubs :D, from the clubs menthioned i see Chelsea his favorite move due to a big "African" base with Drogba,Kalou and his fellow Nigerian John Obi Mikel, and to get him they only want to have a link to send players to Chelsea which would suit both parties :P, hope this happens.

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Any update?

Not really :(, all i can find is an article about his recent trials at Spurs and Chelsea but both didn't give him a contract, No news on why Chelsea didn't! with the same agent as Jon Obi Mikel i would of thought with how he did at the Youth World Cup he would of been signed up :confused:

Spurs decided not to give him a contract because "Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham manager, insists he doesn't want to sign any players until after the World Cup."

The ONLY reason i can think of why they didnt sign him is what the club Sani is at want in return, from what i read they would like to be a feeder club or a club with a connection with Chelsea or Spurs and that could be why they refused him, still im not sure hopefully he can get a move soon as he is still around 17 he still has time to find a big club to join.

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Update: Been quite some time

After his amazing run at the U17 WC he didnt really find him move, had trails at Chelsea and Spurs in EPL, Believe both didnt offer him a contract.

Also had a trail with Greek side Panathinikos.

But from a few month back has joined Lazio and will be playing for them this coming season.

Will be placed in the Lazio Primavera (Or Youth/Resrerves) and he will hope to shine alongside good talented players like Gonzalo Barreto etc...

Could be a good move for him but very early to judge.

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Update: Been quite some time

After his amazing run at the U17 WC he didnt really find him move' date=' had trails at Chelsea and Spurs in EPL, Believe both didnt offer him a contract.

Also had a trail with Greek side Panathinikos.

But from a few month back has joined Lazio and will be playing for them this coming season.

Will be placed in the Lazio Primavera (Or Youth/Resrerves) and he will hope to shine alongside good talented players like Gonzalo Barreto etc...

Could be a good move for him but very early to judge.[/quote']

there was that other guy too,Ogenyi Onazi, who went to all of his trials as well as Boden. He has signed at Lazio too. He missed most of that U17 WC after getting injured in the first game, but he must be decent if he got invited to the trials as well as Sani.

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