Raphael Ajayi Impresses U-20 Coaches, Tip for Greatness



By Olayinka Elebute


Tikitaka International football club International young talented left back Raphael Ajayi popularly known by his teammate as “Marcelo” has won the heart of National team coaches on his invitation to the U-20 team currently in camp for the forthcoming Africa Youth Championships in Egypt and also the World Cup in Indonesia in 2023.

Speaking after watching him train with his team chief coach of the team, Ladan Bosso praised the exceptional quality of his play and expressed delight in his ability to make it to the top in the future.
According to him “watching him play shows he has the ability to break into my team and his excellent movement on the wings and his quick recovery ability to come back to defend makes it possible for him to fit into any team he plays for and I am really impressed with the class he has demonstrated in his few days he has trained with us in camp and I can truly say Raphael is made for the top coach Bosso said.
Dr Olayinka Ayefele of Fresh FM
Also speaking assistant coach of the team, Fatai Amoo, I am always happy when I see a young player displaying some exceptional technical  abilities on the ball. And watching him after few training sections with the team I can say Nigeria is lucky to have his talent and I can boldly  say he has a bright future ahead of him and I can guarantee you he will play to the top and one day play for the Super Eagles he concluded.
It will be recalled that the young lad was invited over to train with IFK Goteborg in Sweden and HJK in Finland for 3 weeks in July, he also impressed the scouts who were around at the last Tikitaka Football scouting tournament that was held in November in Abuja and he is scheduled to train with  HJK in Finland in January 2023.
Raphael Ajayi turns 18 by September 2023.

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