Nigeria Hoping For Breakthrough In Talks With German-Nigerian Left Back Torunarigha


The hierarchy of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are hoping they will be able to push German-Nigerian left full back Jordan Torunarigha to switch allegiance from Germany to Nigeria.


Torunarigha is a full fledged youth international for Germany, where he was given birth to parents of Nigerian descent with his father Ojokojo starring for Shooting Stars in the ‎mid 80’s.

Although his father ruled out a possible switch to Nigeria earlier this year, when he confirmed he has been contacted by Nigeria. The NFF are hoping renewed talks will convince the father of the 19 year old to switch allegiance.

Further talks are planned for December when Nigeria would have secured qualification for the World Cup 2018 in Russia if they are able to beat Zambia in October.

Already two players born in Germany namely Leon Balogun and Noh Joel Sarenren Bazee have pledged to pursue a senior international career with Nigeria, although they both didn’t play for Germany at youth level unlike Torunarigha.

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Ade Emmanuel