Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively report that Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Dominic Iorfa who recently represented England at the Toulon Youth Tournament is ready to switch allegiance to Nigeria.

Iorfa played a pivotal role in helping the U-21s of England lift the Toulon Cup leading a defence line that conceded just once in the four games he played at the tournament.


Already he has trained with the senior national team of England but a source at the Nigeria Football Federation revealed the Wolves centre back whose father Dominic Iorfa represented Nigeria at senior level has said yes to playing for Nigeria in the future.

“We had fruitful talks with his Dad and he assured us that at the right time he will play for Nigeria and that it’s best for him now to focus on doing his best at club level to develop properly for senior international football”. A source told Owngoalnigeria.com

However while there’s good news for Nigeria on the 20 year old Southend brought up there’s still no clear cut success on Moses Odubajo who recently secured promotion to the English Premiership with Hull City via the Championship playoffs.

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22 year old Odubajo has represented England at U-20 level playing in last year Toulon Tournament but still remains eligible for Nigeria at senior level and despite advances from the West Africa nation he is yet to make up his mind on a potential switch of nationality.

” For Odubajo we have already made our intention known to him but he is yet to get back to us, the last time we spoke with a member of his family, we were told to give him some time but we are hopeful he will choose Nigeria”.

The right full back is reportedly weighing up his options as regard his international future with Nigeria not giving up on his chase despite two failed attempts to lure him.

Odubajo born in Greenwich has long been mooted by Nigeria and was reportedly in the mix for the recently concluded friendly games against Mali and Luxembourg but was left out due to club commitments same reason why he couldn’t honour a call by the Nigeria U-23s in December of 2014.

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*Daniel Martins