Bournemouth Match Winner Against Arsenal Ibe Turns Down Offer To Represent Nigeria At Russia 2018


Former England youth international Jordon Ibe has turned down a fresh approach by Nigeria to represent them at the World Cup 2018 in Russia.


Ibe has been in fine form for English Premier League side Bournemouth, and according to the online version of English based news outfit Sun, he has turned down an approach to team up with Nigeria for the World Cup in Russia.

Eligible to represent Nigeria through his father, Ibe who has six assists in all competitions this season grabbed the headlines on Sunday, when he netted the winner for Bournemouth in their shock comeback 2-1 win over Arsenal.

22 year old Ibe believes he stand a chance of playing for England, as present coach of the senior national team of England Gareth Southgate picked him regularly during his stints as U21 coach of England.

According to the Sun, the former England youth international will prefer to wait for his time with England than jump at the chance of representing Nigeria at the World Cup.

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This is the second time in 18 months , that Ibe has turned down the chance to represent Nigeria at senior level, as he did same when he was first approached by former coach Sunday Oliseh while at Liverpool.

Michael James