Nigeria U19 international Akinkunmi Amoo’s official presentation as a Hammarby player could take long more than expected due to Visa hitch.
The attacking midfielder known as little Messi because of his movement turns eighteen on Sunday, June 7, the date his four-year deal with the Swedish Allsvenskan side will start running, but a visa hitch has delayed his trip to Stockholm.
Coronavirus has become a villain to humanity and it’s no a longer news that it has affected every activities. Swedish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria is not open for business due to the global pandemic, so Amoo cannot apply for a visa.
The processing time for a Swedish visa is fifteen working days but in most cases it takes up to at least one month before the traveling document is issued. So his trip would still be delayed for about two months.
“I have not traveled to Sweden because of this coronavirus crisis, I am still in Ibadan. Until the borders and Embassy are open I cannot travel, Hammarby gave me a fitness programme to follow but my coach, the assistant coach of Shooting Stars, also guides me in training activities. I am definitely joining Hammarby when everything is clear”.
Amoo was one of the shining stars for the Golden Eaglets at last year’s FIFA U17 World Cup, where he bagged three assists in four appearances during the tournament in Brazil.