Nigeria are currently lagging behind England in the race to cap 18 year old Liverpool teen prospect Ovie Ejaria, as reports has it that he is among the players under consideration to be handed call up to the English U21s.
He trained with the Nigeria U-17 of 2013 before their World Cup campaign in the UAE where Nigeria emerged Champions with the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi and Isacc Success.
Ejaria left the Nigerian camp few days after training with the team on the request of his team Arsenal back then before his move to Liverpool.
At Liverpool he has blossomed into a highly rated prospect with manager Jurgen Klopp even handing the 18 year old his first team debut in the English Premier League. To cap a remarkable six months for the teen wonder.
His form for the U23s in the Premier League 2 has also not gone unnoticed by watchers of the youth league in England, as he has been one of the consistent performers for the high flying Liverpool side.
The young lions will take on Kazakhstan on the 6th of next month and, reports has it that Ejaria is seriously been considered by manager Gareth Southgate ahead of the tie.