Former England international Danny Mills has urged England U-20 World Youth Championship winning players who are eligible for Nigeria to shun any idea of playing for Nigeria.
As many as six players who played for England at the U-20 World Cup are eligible to represent Nigeria including Dominic Solanke who emerged as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament.
Others include Ademola Lookman, Josh Onomah, Fikayo Tomori, Seyi Ojo and Ovie Ejaria who even trained with the Nigeria U-17 team of 2013 but left the camp due to pressure from his former team Arsenal.
Danny Mills who was a guest analyst of the BBC during the final game against Venezuela, urged the Anglo-Nigerian in the team to focus on making the grades with the senior national team of England other than that of Nigeria.
“Again, I’m going to be biased but if you have the opportunity to play for England, you have to take it. The quality of England, for me, far outweighs the chances you will have for Nigeria. OK, you might go to the African Cup of Nations, you might pick up a medal.
But in terms of competitions that really matter on the world stage, the Europeans, the World Cup…England would be your first port of call.
Of course I’m going to be biased on that.