A Nigerian youngster, Aaron Kidman, born in Jos, is currently making waves in Australian football where he plays for Devonport City Strikers FC in Tasmania National Premier League.
Tall, strong, and combative in the mold of former Barcelona and Manchester City midfield sensation, Yaya Toure, the young Nigerian is earning rave reviews for his ball possession and boisterous midfield control.
A box-to-box midfielder, Kidman who broke into the first team of Riverside Olympic at 16 years is a highly rated midfielder who can easily adapt to any tactical formation of any gaffer.
The 19-year-old footballer who left Nigeria with his parents when he was only four years old to Australia where he has developed his football skills said even as he holds dual citizenship, his heart is with his country of birth.
He said despite the long distance between Nigeria and Australia, he has continued to follow events back home because there is no place like home.
“I was born in Jos in Plateau State. I always consider myself someone who is destined to play football. The city of Jos has produced great footballers like Segun Odegbami, Ismaila Mabo, and Benedict Akwuegbu.
“I also got to know from my dad that Ahmed Musa, Obinna Nsofor, Ogenyi Onazi, and Sunday Mba are all Jos-born football players,” he said.
Kidman, therefore, said his ultimate ambition is to play for the Super Eagles.
“I look forward to playing my part in Nigeria football in the future. I want to play for the Super Eagles one day. It will be wonderful to play for Nigeria,” he prayed.