Guardiola promotes Nigerian defender to first team

EPL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 12/09/2016

Manchester City Coach Pep Guardiola is understood to have promoted Nigerian defender Tosin Adarabioyo fully to his first team.

The 18 year-old impressed the City Manager during pre-season training and according to Manchester Evening News, the central defender is among the five youngsters added to the first team roster.

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At the moment, Adarabioyo’s only competitive appearance in the new season was against Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League playoffs, where he enjoyed 30 minutes of action at  the Etihad Stadium as he came in as a replacement for John Stones.

Many will hope Adarabioyo can also be a hit like Iheanacho who City in 2005 announced via its official sources that he has been promoted to the first team.

The forward has over the time justified the faith reposed in him, the latest coming from his performance in the Manchester Derby.