Sani Emmanuel: Onazi pays for ex-Nigeria U-17 star’s surgery

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Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi is helping to pay the medical expenses of Emmanuel Sani, who was the joint top scorer at the 2009 Under-17 World Cup.

Emmanuel, who is now 26, starred a decade ago on home soil as he scored five goals to help Nigeria finish runners up while he won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.

Despite a move to Italian side Lazio with Onazi his career stalled due to long-term achilles tendonitis problems.

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