A Polish journalist who watched the Nigeria U20 team in training says Italian-Nigerian goalkeeper Jonathan Zaccala can easily pass as the baby in the Nigerian team going by his looks.
In a chat with Sports&study.org, Robert Snow said the 17 year old who will be the third choice goalkeeper of the Nigerian team was a brave selection by Coach Paul Aigbogun considering his frame and looks.
” He’s a baby. Too young to be 17, he looks 14 or 15 and I was pleasantly surprise to see him in the Nigerian team, kudos must be given to the coaches over his selection. The coach took a brave decision in picking him”, Robert told Sports&study.org.
Speaking on his abilities, Robert said he was however impressed with the agility, reflex, confidence and distribution of the young goalkeeper during the training session of the team that he watched.
” His size does not match his abilities in any way. He was very commanding and lively in goal. I like how he was barking out instructions and also his reflex is superb for his age. In the Nigerian team that I watched he is the best in ball distribution among the goalkeepers “.