Head coach of the Nigeria U-17 team Manu Garba says Liverpool teen sensation Ovie Ejiara could have been a part of his title winning U-17 team of 2013 were it not for Arsenal who stopped the teen.
Ejiara has taken Liverpool pre season games by storm earning praises from those who have watched him play and according to Manu Garba he could easily have won the U-17 World Cup with Nigeria in 2013 alongside the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho,Isaac Success and Taiwo Awoniyi were it not for his move from West Ham to Arsenal back then.
The 18 year old was also on the shortlist of players the coach was willing to call up for the U-20 World cup but yet again his move from Arsenal to Liverpool cost him a call up to the team.
“He came to our camp back in 2013, He showed flashes and we were impressed by what we saw in him but he left the camp before the team took shape to complete his move to Arsenal and we moved on” Manu Garba told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” I would have called him up for the U-20s but still again he just joined Liverpool and needed to settle down but his quality and career rise has never been in doubt”.