Nigerian teenaged striker Lawal Olamilekan has been recruited by Egyptian second division side Olympic. Club FC as the Alexandria-based side battle for promotion.
Officially known as El-Olympi , the over century-old side, acquired the services of the 19-year-old Olamilekan from Imo State-based Brighter Tomorrow Football Club under the auspices of forward-looking manager Emeka Darlington.
“ Olamilekan is from the same town with late Nigerian international Rashid Yekini and he is one of the players along with Chukwudi Agor who was a member of the Golden Eaglets that won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile that I took to Egypt,” Darlington disclosed. “I’m happy that Olamilekan has now signed for Oly after a very rigorous test and I’m hopeful he will do well.
“ He was actually signed for three seasons and this will be good platform to develop his potentials; he has started so well and played his first game for the club which was very impressive.”
Olamilekan opened his account with El Olympi in a home tie on Saturday against Mansura as both sides played out a pulsating 2-2 draw at the Ezzedin Yacoub Stadium in Alexandria.
“Olamilekan is definitely in good hands with coach Ahmed El Kass at Olympic Club,” Darlington noted.“ coach El Kass was a great striker in his days with Zamalek and I’m confident, Olamilekan will learn so much from him.”