Chelsea Ola Aina Will Be Cleared By FIFA Before South Africa Game – NFF Assures


The international future of Chelsea teen defender Ola Aina will be ratified by world soccer governing body FIFA before the Super Eagles take on South Africa in the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers in Uyo on the 10th of June.


Aina represented England at various youth level, but switched allegiance to Nigeria last month after talks with head coach Gernot Rohr who subsequently invited the player for the team’s training camp in London.

The Chelsea teen back impressed the manager who has now handed him a call up for the upcoming get together of the team later in the month in France, as part of their preparations for the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers against South Africa.

However his international switch is yet to be approved by FIFA, but a member of the NFF has hinted that it will be sorted out before the game against South Africa.

” Aina won’t play against Corsica due to club duties, but he will join the team after the game, all things been equal he should play in the friendly game we are trying to arrange after the game against Corsica “, he told

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” For the game against South Africa, you know his switch requires clearance from FIFA. We (NFF) have started the process and hopefully it will be sorted out before the South Africa game. As a matter of fact it should work”.

Osas Mahawi