NFF Disagrees With Rohr On Ola Aina – He Is Yet To Commit To Nigeria, But Akpom Switch Is Likely


The international future of Chelsea full back Ola Aina is yet to be sorted out despite claims by coach of the senior Nigeria national team Gernot Rohr about the teen full back pledging his international future to Nigeria ahead of England.


Rohr confirmed during an interview on popular Sports Radio station in Nigeria BrilaFm that Aina has committed his future to the Super Eagles, but a top official of the Nigeria Football Federation, who spoke with respected Nigerian journalist Oluwashina Okeleji says the England youth international is yet to fully commit to Nigeria.

The NFF source however confirmed that the football house has started processing the switch of Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom , who according to the source has shown more commitment than Aina. He however ruled out any immediate approach for Everton Ademola Lookman who is reportedly keen on progressing through the youth ranks of the English national team.

” He (Aina) trained with us in March. We haven’t applied for his switch because he hasn’t given us his full commitment. It’s very difficult with Ademola Lookman because he feels he is a key player for England youth side. But we’ve made positive steps with Akpom”, the NFF source told Okeleji.

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