Cooreman tips new boy Amutu to shine
Warri Wolves coach Cooreman
The young striker, who was snapped from Nigeria National League side Mighty Jets recently, crowned his home debut with a goal against Kwara United last weekend.
He rose to head home a measured right cross by former youth international Gift Ateluwa in the 75th minute. He celebrated his goal with an elaborate cartwheel display.
The Jos-born teenager, who was a late sub in the game, could have scored a brace but had his effort saved by Kwara United goalkeeper.
“He is a player who can make the difference before long,” remarked the experienced Cooreman, who is credited with the rise to stardom of last season’s hotshot Jude Aneke at Kaduna United.
“In time, he will take his place in the first team.”
Cooreman has included Amutu in Wolves squad for Saturday’s CAF Confederation Cup tie at FC Kallon of Sierra Leone.
Amutu became a full professional player in 2010 when he joined Mighty Jets from local team Arsenal FC of Jos.
The Saint Murumba College of Jos graduate hit the back of the net eight times for Mighty Jets last season, but that was not enough to save them from relegation, before he joined Warri Wolves recently.
The 1.86 metres tall striker was discovered by coach Aminu Yayi of Arsenal FC of Jos in 2008. He is good aerially and uses both legs well.