Posted On Wednesday, 3rd April 2013
CAF have picked Flying Eagles striker Umar Aminu for the 2013 AYC XI after they admitted a mistake for overlooking the tournament top scorer.
CAF technical director Abdel Moniem Hussein specially informed MTNFootball.com that Aminu has now been picked for the tournament XI for the 2013 African Youth Championship.
“The tournament XI was picked before the final round of matches but with Aminu finishing as top scorer, he has to be included in the team,” said Hussein, who is better known as Shatta.
“He’s a very talented player and he deserves his nomination.”
It is believed that Ghana striker Ebenezer Assifuah, who along with Hamid Mahmoud of Egypt finished as second leading scorers at the U20 championship with three goals apiece.
Wikki Tourists striker Aminu top scored at the AYC with four goals to succeed compatriot Uche Nwofor, who was Goal king at the 2011 edition of the tournament in South Africa.
Aminu has attracted overseas interest since his exploits in Algeria.
The 18-year-old striker has said Club Africain of Tunisia as well as a host of Turkish clubs have approached him.