It’s no longer news that about six English players of Nigerian decent played for England at the FIFA U-20 World Cup which they won.
Chelsea duo of Dominic Solanke and Fikayo Tomori, Liverpool midfielders Sheyi Ojo and Ovie Ejaria, Everton’s Ademola Lookman and Tottenham Hotspur starlet Josh Onomah all played important roles as England ended a six decade wait for an international trophy at any level.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Karl Ikeme who plays for Wolverhampton wanderers has spoken with the tournament’s MVP Dominic Solanke who is set to join Liverpool on a free transfer from Chelsea, as he hopes to convince the young star to play for Nigeria at national level.
”Yeah, I speak to them. Dominic Iorfa is still young, he is just 21; I’m sure with time, he would still play for Nigeria. Ikeme said while speaking with thenff.com.
”He still has some time to make the decision. It is promising that we have a lot of players of Nigerian descent in England and across Europe and I think it’s something we can tap into and help make our team stronger. ”
The likes of Ola Aina (Chelsea) and Chuba Akpom (Arsenal) trained recently with the Super Eagles in England, as Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr in conjunction with the NFF are trying to bring talented Nigerian players born in Europe to switch allegiance to the country.
Meanwhile Dominic Iorfa jnr, son of former Green Eagles star Dominic Iorfa will likely make a decision of where to pledge his senior allegiance after the European U-21 tournament currently ongoing in Poland where he is representing England.