My dream is to play for Nigeria- Atto Abbas
19-year-old Kasimpasa, Turkey youth team player, Atto Abbas said his dream is to play for the Nigeria national team, Super Eagles and become one of the best players in the world.
Abbas is currently working with two elite FIFA Agents, Atta Aneke and Djibril Mandefu.
With his progress, Abbas said he hopes to play for big clubs and be called up to represent Nigeria.
Abbas is one of the few Nigerian football prodigies, lucky to have made it out of the woods of academy misfortunes and unto the light of a promising football career.
He was nurtured on the principles that would prepare him mentally for his future career as a pro footballer.
The 19-year-old winger decided early on in life that he wanted to pursue a career in football and to make his dream become a reality, he joined S.M.C Youth Academy, Kaduna, the academy owned by former Nigeria and AC Milan star, Mohammed Aliyu Datti, to learn the ropes of the game.
A nimble and fast, Abbas has remained a talent hunting for the green land of gong and glory in the football world.
Abbas likes to drop deep into midfield to connect play. His subtle lay-offs and delicate one-touch passes serve as the connective tissue between the midfield and attack. He’s an adaptable midfield and can play anywhere across the attacking line.
His dream of playing for Arsenal FC did not happen in 2020 despite training with top players in the Kasimpasa team with the hope of signing for the English Gunner U19 team but there was broken-down talk between the club and his representative.
Maybe gunners coach, Mikel Arteta would have fancied his tiki-taka playing style with a mould of height that gives him an advantage over defenders, Abbas could have become a success in the English premier league going by his qualities.
“My plan to get to the top is to work hard for what I want to be and make use of every opportunity.
“My role model is Messi. I always try to play like him, his body language, his pattern of play, I am really working to be like Leo Messi.