Arsenal young striker Bukayo Saka landed in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday. The England star is in the African country with the aim of rubbing shoulders with his roots and with a view to meeting local officials to explore the possibility of supporting Nigerian football.
Bukayo Saka is in Nigeria, having landed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday. The local press announces that the England international will meet the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The 21-year-old striker will come to terms with his origins and explore initiatives to develop grassroots football in Nigeria.
Bukayo Saka has scored 17 goals and provided 11 assists for the Gunners this season in their standout season which sadly ended second in the Premier League. The Three Lions player has never hidden his Nigerian origins. He even gave the meaning of his name “Bukayo” in Yorubaa local Nigerian language.
Bukayo Saka will likely be back ahead of their summer tour of the USA where Arsenal are set to challenge MLS All-Stars, Manchester United and Barcelona next month.
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