The senior editor of Owngoalnigeria.com Daniel Martins has compiled a guess list of the three England youth team players who are rumoured to have agreed to a switch to play for Nigeria.
Inspired by words from the vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation Seyi Akinwunmi that three England Youth international have agreed to play for Nigeria at senior lever, Martins drops his expert opinion on the possible players.
Moses Odubajo (Hull-City)
A no brainer. He ticks the right boxes, simply put the right/left full back Gernot Rohr is crying for. The England youth international although out injured is one of the players who has privately accepted to play for Nigeria at senior level.
Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool)
His case is very straight forward according to various reports, he wants to play for Nigeria and Nigeria also wants him. He trained with the U-17 in the past alongside the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho and co, who are now the back bone of the team. Representing England is a stop gap option for the talented 18 year old, who will most definitely represent Nigeria at senior level.
Chuba Akpom (Arsenal)
Akpom’s romance with Nigeria is clear for all to see,especially seeing his childhood friend Alex Iwobi doing very well for the country he visited during his holidays. Injuries have slowed him down at Arsenal but there are indications that as soon as he sorts out his club form, he is dead on cert to play for Nigeria at senior level.