Saheed Jimoh Flying Eagles Wonderkid Signs For European Club SFC Opava

Flying Eagles shot-stopper Saheed Jimoh Akanbi has signed for Czech Republic outfit SFC Opava following a successful trial at the club reports.

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Saheed Jimoh was part of the Isah Ladan Bosso’s Flying Eagles team that won the WAFU-B U-20 tournament last year. The teenage Goalkeeper also was part of Nigeria’s U-20 team that achieved a podium finish at the 2023 AFCON U-20 tournament in Egypt.

At the AFCON U-20, he failed to feature in any of the matches as first choice goalkeeper Chijioke Aniagboso, was in goal in all the matches, helping Nigeria win Bronze.

Before the FIFA U-20 World Cup tournament in Argentina, Jimoh, opted out of the team, for some reasons best known to him and his representatives.

According to a post on the Instagram handle of SFC Opava, the goalkeeper passed his test, and will have to remain with the club on permanent basis.

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What Opava coach said about Saheed Jimoh

Flying Eagles Goalkeeper Saheed Jimoh joins Czech Republic outfit SFC Opava.
Saheed Jimoh in action for SFC Opava

“Never, when I went to Africa, did I he didn’t orient the goalkeeper much. Three years ago, however, me one caught my eye and since then I’ve been toying with the idea of involving them to Central European football. In the case of Jimmoh, who I scouted, we work with his talent, Liveliness and the potential for possible improvement,” SFC Opava coach, Miloslav Brozek said.

According to the coach, the club is keen on improving his abilities, because of his rare qualities, that earned him a spot in the Flying Eagles.

“At the same time you we’re building an experience because it’s fantastic parameters, as an eighteen-year-old he is in the U20 national team. I believe that if he can be properly guided and taught, then may be an interesting item for the first or second
league,” Miloslav told Club’s Website about Jimoh.

Meanwhile, Goalkeeper coach at Opava, Lukas, confesses the talent of the Nigerian.l, adding that he is potential for the future.

According to Coach Lukas, Saheed Jimoh is a fearless player, characterized with speed and proper positioning.

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“Jimoh is a talented goalkeeper with a huge potential for the future. Apart from the fact that it is about 196 cm tall goalkeeper can be on the ground quickly, covers a large area of ​ the goal and is fearless. therefore to him its parameters and fearlessness allow it to be high successful in one-on-one goalkeeping skills. IN in game situations, the footwork is calm and precise. It is the promise of the future and a huge amount of work ahead of him,” goalkeeper coach Lukáš said about the young goalkeeper.

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