Ikorodu base Academy, Ablaze football Academy will produce another defender like leon balogun.
With fearlessness in the air, a willingness to put in early tackles, a bundle of pace, and quality with the ball at his feet, Wilson is almost a complete defender already at the age of only this young. If there is one area of concern it is his overconfidence with the ball which when he loses causes forceful style of tackling which could attract red cards at some point.
He refused to curb his enthusiasm and the young defender also steps across to challenge with his right foot when tackles would be better made with his left,but on the whole these are clearly smaller concerns than many young defenders.
Blazers senior side midfielder Osho Damola was effusive in his praise after watching him in a match, explaining why he could even improve with Ablaze productivity from the middle of the park.
“He’s a midfielder’s dream because he can also play. He’ll pop the ball into midfield at times, he’s got great pace, he’s uncompromising. Ablaze fans are going to love him,” the manager added.
“He is a very, very good defender. He doesn’t mess around – when it’s got to go, he’ll kick it forward. He is very strong and could be money well spent in future.
“Before the games in the U17 Gold Cup, I thought we’d have problems with the front three of our opponents using him an U15 defender but they didn’t really. They were composed and I was very impressed with Wilson.”
Since Edidiong’s decline and eventual non availability the team have had little to shout about in terms of their defensive stocks. Marker and Ibrahim failed to kick on and make starting
shirts their own, most players in that position has not been convincing except for Charles, but height has been his challenge.
But in Wilson we have a player who finally looks ready to grasp the opportunity to become a blazer center back for some time to come and in the future National team.