Maradona Plans Big For 19-Year Old Nigerian Striker, Kuti
Soccer legend Diego Maradona has big plans for young Nigerian striker Danjuma Kuti at United Arab Emirates club Fujairah.
Maradona has picked special interest in the 19-year-old Kuti, who only recently moved to the UAE, and has even brought him to train with the senior side.
A statement from UAE Sports Agency to SCORENigeria revealed that Maradona had been most impressed by how prolific the striker has been.
Kuti is the leading scorer of the youth team, who top the UAE Youth League table.
Last season, the youth team were crowned champions of the U19 league after Kuti put them ahead by scoring the only goal in a keenly contested match against Al Wasl F.C.
Maradona, who guided Argentina to triumph at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, now wants the young striker to join Fujairah’s first-team, but only two foreign players are allowed by the UAEFA and already Omar Kossoko from France and one other foreign player have been registered in the first division league competition.
Maradona is saddled with the task of ensuring that Fujairah are promoted back to Asian Gulf League after their relegation in 2015.
Fujairah won the right to be in the Asian Gulf League at the end of the 2012–2013 season.