The People’s Elephants, have successfully signed the promising teenager Daniel Daga, prevailing over strong competition for his signature.
Enyimba, the reigning champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), have pulled off a remarkable feat by securing the signature of the highly rated youngster, Daniel Daga. His addition to Finidi George’s Enyimba comes in the form of a season-long loan deal.
At just 16 years of age, Daniel Daga has already made a significant impact, particularly with his standout performances for the Flying Eagles at the U-20 World Cup. This rising star has made the transition from Nigeria National League side FC One Rocket to Enyimba.
Who is Daniel Daga, Nigeria’s Wonder Kid?
The young midfielder rise in the world of football gained attention during the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina, where he established himself as one of Nigeria’s most promising talents.
Notably, he made history as the youngest player ever selected for Nigeria’s U20 squad.
During the FIFA tournament, Daga consistently impressed by starting in every match until the Nigeria’s U20 team unfortunate exit in the quarterfinals, facing a tough South Korean team.
Following his impressive performance at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Daniel Daga quickly gained attention from several prominent European clubs, like AC Milan, Liverpool, Anderlecht, Watford, Club Brugge, and Midtjylland.
However, a stipulation in his contract barred him from joining any foreign club until he reaches the age of 18. Undeterred by this constraint, Enyimba acted swiftly to secure his signature, successfully fending off competition from other interested parties.
Although, Daga aspires to play for the world’s most prestigious clubs, with Real Madrid topping his list of aspirations.
Daniel Daga on NigeriaInfo radio station earlier this year said:
“In two years, I’ll be playing at the top like Osimhen,”
“I want to see myself playing at Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, Man Utd; play in the Champions League; play in the FA Cup, win the FA Cup and win Champions League in the next five years.”