Manchester City youth team player, Felix Nmecha got the goal that gave his side their first trophy of the season, and set the stage for their senior squad to wrap up four straight titles.
The Citizens’ main team got the best form of motivation for their historic quadruple dreams, from Nmecha’s goal and the youth squad’s success, as City on Saturday romped to victory in the English FA Cup with a come from behind win away to Swansea City.
Two days before City’s first team avoided a repeat of last season’s shock loss to Wigan Athletic, Nmecha and three other Nigerian-born players in their youth squad celebrated winning the U18 Premier League Cup.
Nmecha and his colleagues were crowned champions after a 1-0 win in a decisive tie against Middlesbrough, as they overcame all odds of playing away at The Riverside on Thursday evening.
Nmecha and Olympic Eagles’ prospect, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru both started, while Gavin Bazunu and Timilehin Sobowale were on the bench, as the first of the lot struck a second half winner with a strike from a tight angle.