Sparta Rotterdam's Emegha Targets Another Nigerian Record Held By Kanu After Missing Out On One
Published: September 14, 2020
 Sparta Rotterdam's Emegha Targets Another Nigerian Record Held By Kanu After Missing Out On One
Promising center forward Emanuel Emegha has made his competitive debut for Sparta Rotterdam,a reward for his impressive performance during the pre-season, allnigeriasoccer.com reports.
 
In a tactical substitution, Emegha replaced Deroy Duarte for the start of the second half as Sparta Rotterdam lost 1-0 to Ajax Amsterdam in their season opener on Sunday, September 13.

Dutch-born Emegha was aged 17 years, 7 months and 10 days when he made his maiden appearance in the Eredivisie and failed to surpass a record held by Ajax Amsterdam hero Nwankwo Kanu.

Kanu debuted in the Dutch top-flight against FC Utrecht on February 20, 1994, aged 17 years, 6 months and 19 days, making him the youngest Nigerian-born player to feature in the division.

There is another record held by Kanu that is within reach for the Sparta Rotterdam number 21 - being the youngest Nigeria-eligible player to score in the Eredivsie.

Kanu scored his first goal in the Eredivsie aged 17 years, 7 months and 23 days, a record that would be broken by Emegha if he scores against Vitesse on Saturday.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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