Flying Eagles of Nigeria and Kano Pillars’ rising star, Nazifi Yahaya is optimistic the team will put everything to see-off Guinea Bissau to progress to the next round of the qualification for 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.

Yahaya, who is among the lads under the watch of Coach Paul Aigbogun in camp for next month’s cracker, said with the team spirit among the players, Nigerians should expect the best from the squad.

He said his concentration is how best to hit his top form to bang in goals to ensure the collective dream is achieved.

Yahaya, who was a member of the National U-15 and the top scorer with the Nigeria Professional Football League U-17 team in the International Invitational Tournament in South Africa last year, said though he has had offers to join the foreign train, he believed that when the best one is in line, he will definitely seal it.

“I have had offers from across Europe and they are still searching for my hand but what is my major concern now is how I can help my team, as well Kano Pillars to win the league and book a ticket with the national team for the Africa U-20 Nations Cup finals.

“In my club, we have good strikers and it is competitive. The collective will is for Pillars to regain the top spot in the league and I am happy we are working progressively towards that and in the Flying Eagles, we want to write our names in gold by ensuring we do every right thing to get the ticket and that is why I am optimistic that Guinea Bissau cannot be of any hindrance,” Yahaya told

The player, who will be 18 years old on December 16, said the experience he has garnered playing in the Nigerian league and the national team will be of great value when he gets any contract outside the shores of the country.