The France-based winger has been keeping an eye on the cadet regional qualifiers going on in Ghana
Super Eagles and Nantes winger Moses Simon has congratulated Emmanuel Michael, Nigeria’s best player so far at the 2022 Africa u-17 Cup of Nations qualifiers in Ghana.
Michael has been one of the leading lights for the Golden Eaglets as the five-time world champions continued their excellent performance at the WAFU B Championship.
A product of the Simoiben football academy (sponsored by Moses Simon), Michael picked up his second consecutive man-of-the-match award as Nigeria defeated Togo 3-1 on Tuesday.
And after Michael received his award, Simon was quick to send a few kind words in the direction of the exciting youngster.
“Congrats once again, boy,” the Nantes winger wrote on Twitter.
Congrats once again boy🇳🇬🦅 https://t.co/K6a3yeKrnw
— MSimon27 (@Simon27Moses) June 14, 2022
Simon had early congratulated Michael after the Golden Eaglets defender scooped his first man-of-the-match award in Nigeria’s defeat of Ghana on matchday one.
Congratulations mike and the team🇳🇬🦅 https://t.co/cxWDnB3VkK
— MSimon27 (@Simon27Moses) June 11, 2022
Michael scored a stunning free-kick to open the scoring as the Eaglets forced a 4-2 thrashing down the throat of the Black Starlets.
A new free-kick taker is BORN, Nigeria U17 left-back, Emmanuel Michael. pic.twitter.com/wHpBsKjUNl
— Adepoju Tobi Samuel 🇳🇬 (@OgaNlaMedia) June 11, 2022
The Golden Eaglets are through to the competition’s semifinals and need one more win to secure a spot at next year’s Afcon under-17 tournament.
The Nigerian cadet team is the most successful on planet earth, with five world titles.