Goal-machine Pascal Durugbor's invitation to Flying Eagles a just reward for hardwork and quality

By Daily Sports on November 6, 2018

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A few days ago Sweden-based Nigerian striker Pascal Durugbor received a pleasant news. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) wrote to his third division club Vaxjo United informing them of the federation's need for the services of the 19-year old player as the country prepares for the African junior Nations Cup which serves as qualifiers for the FIFA Under 20 World Cup which comes up next year.

Pascal's invitation to the national team is a natural culmination of the super performances of the player over the course of the Swedish league season which saw the young lad post a super impressive return of 35 goals across the different competitions in the Nordic country and become highest scorer in the third tier league and in the prestigious Hyundai Cup.
Talk about a fox in the box, mention the phrase "ruthless finisher", you're are talking about Pascal Durugbor.
Since arriving Sweden in January of this year, Pascal has scored different kinds of goals. Amazing solo runs to round up  goalkeepers, blistering shots from outside the box, glancing or thumping headers, scritching goals from goalmouth scrambles and simple tap-ins, he has scored them all.
I've been using this platform to offer justifiable praise for the lad and also to drum up calls for his invitation to the Under-20 team based simply on the basis of his talent and form and there's a feeling of satisfaction that the NFF and coach Under-20 coach Paul Aigbogun have heeded the calls. 
How does one even ignore the goalscoring record of Pascal in this world of football where goalscoring remains of paramount importance and dificulty to teams searching for greatness?
Sharing this feeling of satisfaction is Pascal's minder and licenced Player's Intermediary Ferdinand Oji, CEO of Chinice Sports Management company.
"I'm happy for Pascal. Its a very big thing to get the chance to represent your country as a national team player. Getting an invitation to the Nigerian national team is one of the most dificult things. His talent surely deserves the call up and now he has to go and show the national team under 20 coach Paul Aigbogun close up what he's made of. I'm confident that he can deliver the goods to fire Nigeria to qualify from the junior nations cup next year", Oji says.
From a career perspective, Pascal's call up and possible caps for the Nigeria national team is big deal. It boosts the player's profile and makes it easier for bigger clubs to spot him and eases the hassles of getting visas and work permits in foreign countries.
In England for example, a player from a non-EU country can only secure a work permit If there's proof that he is a regular national team player for his home nation.
The information I have is that several English professional clubs are looking seriously at the possibility of signing Pascal and this invitation would only help to ease the process if the lad decides on a move to the UK.
Pascal Durugbor until his move to Vaxjo in January represented Rock Stars FC, a grassroots club based in Benin City, Nigeria which nurtured and developed him.
The 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations is a biennial international youth football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for players aged 20 and below and it is scheduled to hold in Niger from 2 to 17 February 2019.
8 African nations are participating in the tournament and the first four teams will quality to as African representatives in the Under 20 World Cup which will hold later in the year in Poland.

*Photo shows Vaxjo striker and Nigeria Under-20 invitee Pascal Durugbor.

Source Daily Sports

Posted November 6, 2018

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