Tijani Samson: RB Salzburg’s New Kid Is A Super Eagle In The Making


RB Salzburg’s Tijani Samson became the latest star from the production factory after he made his UEFA Champions League Debut.

Tijani Samson
Samson Tijani’s debut for RB Salzburg

The hardest part of being named a burgeoning youngster is living up to the hype.

Making the transition from an exciting youngster to a senior player is a journey youngsters have failed at navigating.

Former Nigeria U17 captain Samson Tijani took steps in joining the players who made the breakthrough from U17s.

Tijani Samson UCL debut

Tijani Samson: Part Of A Chosen Few

Out of the 21 players that attended the 2019 FIFA U17 world cup for Nigeria, Only Amoo has made the transition to senior football for now.

Further Joining Amoo is Tijani after debuting for his parent club, RB Salzburg in the UEFA champions league.

Earlier ex-Golden Eaglet captain, Samson Tijani, made his debut for RB Salzburg in a 3-1 win against LASK.

“I have to thank the coaches and everyone who helped me a lot. This was my dream to play on this pitch one day.” – Tijani.

Tijani In Action

Tijani Samson’s Humble Beginnings

Tijani began his career in Nigeria with Collins Edwin Sports Club before joining RB Salzburg in July 2020.

He was sent on loan to Hartberg for his first season.

Furthermore, Tijani started this current season on loan at FC Liefering.

However, Tijani Samson got an unexpected promotion to the first team during the last winter break before making his debut.

“Everything is about pushing and working hard.” speaking to his club, Samson shared his journey to RB Salzburg.

Tijani Samson Making his debut Vs LASK

Meanwhile, when Tijani got an invitation to the super eagles, watchers felt it was too early but believed in his potential.

With his mind fully focused on fulfilling potentials, Tijani has what it takes to follow in the footsteps of illustrious players that made the transition from U17 to take on the world.

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