Munir Sada, a nine-year-old Nigeria has joined Arsenal Football Kid Academy.
Pictures of the young footballer kitted in the Gunners’ jersey with two women said to be his parents in the picture, have gone viral on the Internet.
An Information Officer at Kaduna State Department of Public Affairs, Yunus Abdallah, in a Facebook post said the nine-year-old is an indigene of Zaria, Kaduna State.
“Arsenal FC have signed a nine-year-old Nigerian. Munnir Muhammed Sada an indigene of Zaria Local Government of Kaduna State is expected to be playing for the youth soccer team of Arsenal FC,” he posted.
Sada i said to have always dreamt of being a football legend like Lionel Messi.
However, no official statement has been issued by Arsenal.
He will be looking to follow in the foot steps of Nigerian players like Alex Iwobi and Kanu Nwankwo, who have both featured for the Premier League side at different times.