Emmanuel Babayaro has sounded a warning to Liverpool teen sensation Ovie Ejaria, admonishing the 18 year old to shun any invitation from Nigeria and take his time before committing his international future to Nigeria.
Ejaria made the bench for Liverpool in their Friday’s 2-1 win over Chelsea in the Premier League and, rumours has it that he will be called up to the Nigeria team for the World Cup qualifiers tie against Zambia in October.
The teen forward who spent time training with the Nigeria U-17 in 2013, has been advised by Babayaro to focus on his club career for now.
” He is yet to make his first team debut, I know people will say Alex Iwobi didn’t play for Arsenal before his invitation to Nigeria but this is a different case entirely” He said to Owngoalnigeria.com.
” The boy should be left alone to develop properly, Let Nigeria allow him to grow. He shouldn’t be rushed into playing for Nigeria, let him earn it. For now for the good of his career. He should stay off the Nigeria national team”.