19-year-old Nansel Selbol tipped to succeed Jay Jay Okocha in the Super Eagles

19-year-old Nansel Selbol tipped to succeed Jay Jay Okocha in the Super Eagles

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr may be faced with the challenge of choosing players when national duties resume in the course of the year.

The 19-year-old Nansel Selbol

Meet the youngster who could be the perfect replacement for Okocha

Former Plateau United midfielder Nansel Selbol who currently features for Swope Park Rangers in the United Soccer League at the US has vowed to inject stability in the eagles’ midfield.

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Although he joined Sporting Kansas City academy in 2015, the 19-year-old was rewarded with first-team call-up and proved his mettle with brilliant performances for the American side scoring five goals in four games before a move to affiliate side Swope.

Just like the legendary Jay Jay Okocha, Nansel is well noted for his pace and skills, combined with the ability to stabilize movement of a team – a feature he exhibits with his current club.

Jay Jay Okocha is widely regarded as the best Nigerian player ever and one of the greatest African players of all time and Nigeria is yet to get a formidable replacement for the legend.

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He was known for his specialty in dribbling, confidence, technique, creativity, as well as his use of feints, in particular the stepover.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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