Africa is a continent that gets vastly overlooked when it comes to football. But this is unwarranted as Africa has been producing top talents for generations.

One of these talents come from the West and more specifically Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) giants Rivers United.

The player in question is none other than 21-year-old Rafiu Ishaq who has been turning heads in the world of African football.

Ishaq has been an integral part of the Rivers United side over the years and his contribution has been nothing short of terrific, if you don’t include the 2021/22 season. The  winger has been in astounding form so far this season, with his best return of goals in his whole career with 14 goals from Right Wing. This return is incredible for the young player who received so much criticism last season. He has been recognised for his vast amounts of pace.

The former Golden Eaglets player is very versatile and can play along a long all 4 of the front positions but is primarily a winger. As stated previously he possess vast amounts of pace and has the tendency to score some absolute wonder goals. He is also a top-class dribbler and can deliver some deadly crosses into the box which shows as he has bagged himself 4 assists this season as well.

The Offa born dazzler will always be considered a legend amongst Rivers United fans and will continue to be for generations

At just 21 Ishaq still has a long career ahead of him and who knows where he may end up, a big move to Europe would definitely be the least he deserved. However, this is not a certainty but one thing we know for certain is that Ishaq is arguably NPFL’s biggest talent and clubs should be flocking in to try and tempt the wonderkid to play for their clubs.


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