*Four nations seek his signature for nationality switch
By Oluwole Francis
Ademola Kuti, a young 18year old Nigerian striker for Fujairah SC of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirate, with a gangling 6.4 feet in height is not only intimidating with his height but with his growing records, he is one player the scouts of the cadet national teams should start to monitor and quickly tie down.
Four nations are already pursuing the young potential striker who has played a very important role for his club to shun his fatherland for them. The player a journalist who has trailed his development described as “extraordinary, hardworking striker” plays simultaneously for both the senior and cadet teams.
He has featured 11 times and slotted 12 goals for the club, shouting up the ladder among the highest goal scorers in the youth league within four months of signing for Fujairah SC.
His advantage of height has helped him rise fast, he has played all levels of the Nigerian amateur league and is now making rave marks abroad.
The one time recipient of Sportswriters Association of Nigeria, (SWAN) Award winner of the highest goal scorer in the State League, believes time and God who took me this far will see me through. I have tried to concentrate on my growing career. Though, if I have my way, I would prefer to play for my fatherland. The green white green jersey has always been my dream even as a child. My U-17 outing remains to take me to the U-20 and the Super Eagles. I want to be the youngest member of the Super Eagles to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.”
Danjuma Kuti who had a brief spell with Lobi Stars of Makurdi last season was scouted while in action for the club in a friendly match in Makurdi.
The 18 year-old Danjuma was immediately picked for a two weeks trials with Fujairah Sports Club a Dubai based football team which upon his performance earned him a contract.
Kuti joined a Nigerian Olanrewaju Kehinde who is on loan from Hapoel Acre of Israel. His uniqueness will make one wonder what he is metamorphosing to become and who’s prototype he is.
KUTI ADEMOLA DANJUMA
Full name: Kuti Danjuma Ademola
Date of birth/ Age: 18
Place of birth: Nigeria
Weight: 55 kg
Height: 1.97 m (6 ft 4 feet)
Playing position: Forward
Robo FC, Lagos.
Water FC, Abuja.
Alive shooters (State League, Abuja, Nigeria)
Lobi stars (NPFL: Nigeria Premier League)
Fujairah SC, U.A.E. (present club)
NATIONAL TEAM -call up
Sport Writers Association Of Nigeria’ Award, Highest Goal Scorer State League.