Kasimpasa Nigerian forward Atto Abbas has named Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi as his footballing idol and dreams Super Eagles call up.

The 21-year-old Kaduna-born who is comfortable playing as a winger, central midfielder and attacking midfielder.

Abbas also has the ambition of playing internationally for Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Kasimpasa winger told News Affinity he ambition as a footballer: “My role model is Messi. I always try to To play like him, his body language, his pattern of play, his behavior with the ball on his foot, I am really working very well to be like him.”


“My plans to get to the top is to work hard for what I want to be and make every opportunity very useful. I have played soccer all my life.

“I see myself playing for one of the best teams in Europe in the next five years doing amazing things.”


“My dream and desire is to play for my country,”

Abbas started his football career at S.M.C Youth before joining the reserve team in Kasimpasa.

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