Fast rising West Bromwich Albion defender Yussuf Ojebode has been rewarded with a call up to the Nigeria U20 team after turning down the chance to represent England.
Ojebode’s uncle Sam Ojebode captained Nigeria at the 1976 African cup of Nations and the right winger who is also comfortable as a full back wants to emulate his uncle by progressing to the Super Eagles in the future.
17 year old Ojebode met with the vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) Seyi Akinwunmi in London shortly before the Eagles friendly game against England, and Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal that he has been handed a chance to train with the Flying Eagles.
Already talks are underway for him to team up with the team at their camp in Abuja but there are concerns that it could coincide with when West Brom who were relegated from the Premier League begin pre season training.
Expected to play a part in their pre season games. Ojebode is widely regarded as the one of the best emerging talents in the youth set up of the team. Already he has trained with the first team even though he is in his first real season with the club U18s.