PLAYER’S PROFILE: Tebo Franklin A Rising Star Defender

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    He is six feet tall, strong with a commanding presence as a defender. He is ambitious and hopes to play with the best at international level.

    Here is the profile of a rising talent and star defender of Nasarawa United.

    PLAYER’S PROFILE:

    NAME: Tebo Uchenna Franklin

    DOB:15/01/2000

    PLACE OF BIRTH: Abuja, Nigeria

    STATE OF ORIGIN: Anambra

    NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    HEIGHT: 1.90m

    WEIGHT: 79kg

    POSITION: Central Defender

    STRONGER FOOT: Right, and can also use the left foot.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    ✓ Good ball control technique

    ✓ Accuracy in ball passing

    ✓ Great communication skills

    ✓ Very calculative

    ✓ Excellent in voice coordination

    ✓ Very good in the air

    ✓ Strong

    ✓ Physical

    ✓ Agile with lots of concentration.

    WEAKNESS: Hates Defeat

    CLUBS PLAYED TILL DATE:

    Youth Career:

    ✓ FC Digital Foot.

    ✓ Waco Academy, Abuja – 2018

    Professional Career:

    (i). F.C. Abuja(2nd Division), – 2019

    (ii). Nasarawa United FC FC(Premier) – From 2019- till date.

    APPEARANCE(S):

    Thirteen appearances with Nasarawa United during the 2019/2020 Nigerian elite league season(NPFL).

    Has played 26 games so far for Nasarawa United in the on-going 2020/2021 NPFL Season, with ten matches remaining to end the league season.

    HONOURS:

    ✓ Ahlan Cup winner with Nasarawa United, in kano – 2019.

    ✓ Invited to the Nigerian U-23 National Team, Dream Team Six, in 2019 following impressive performance at Ahlan Cup Tournament.

    ✓ Invited to Nigeria’s senior national team, the Super Eagles, by the Nigeria Football Federation for the FIFA International Friendly match against Mexico in the USA on 3rd July, 2021.

    ✓ Won Silver Medal at the FCT State League.

    PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

    ✓ Provided one assist

    ✓ Won Most Valuable Player(MVP) award six times with Nasarawa United in the ongoing 2020/21 NPFL Season.

    ✓ Made the 2020/2021 NPFL Team of the Week seven times.

    ✓ Played a total of 26 matches in the current 2020/21 NPFL campaign, totally 2,340 minutes.

    WEAKNESSES:

    ✓ One yellow card in the current 2020/21 NPFL campaign

    TEAM-MATES:

    √ Silas Nwankwo – Attacker

    √ Ikenna Offor – Midfielder

    √ Aliyu Abdullahi – Winger

    √ Adamu Hassan – Attacker

    √ Emeka Onyema – Central Defender

    √ Danlami Umar – Goalkeeper

    ROLE MODEL: Sergio Ramos – Plays for Real Madrid/Spain

    NATIONAL TEAM HERO: William Paul Troost Ekong – plays for Super Eagles, Nigeria/Watford, England

    CLUB OF INTEREST: Liverpool FC, England.

    AMBITION: To play in the best league in the world/National Team(Super Eagles).

    CHARITY:

    Orphans, widows and less privileged

    MARKET VALUATION:

    One Million Dollars ($1,000, 000.00).

    AGENT:

    4DOT Sport Management.