Former England youth international forward Seyi Ojo could make his international bow for Nigeria when they take on Seychelles in a dead rubber AFCON 2019 Qualifiers tie, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Ojo has agreed to switch allegiance to the senior national team of Nigeria after representing England at various youth levels and according to a source at the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF), the paper work for his switch is almost done.
Nigeria’s next international game will come up in March against Seychelles and if coach Gernot Rohr deem it fit to have him in his squad for the game, it could be possible as the paper work of his switch is expected to be done by then.
“We have made significant progress on his case. These things can take a while to materialise but on his case we are very close to sealing it. The paper work has been filed now it’s left for the various FA’s affiliated to the English FA to do the needful “, he tod Owngoalnigeria.com.
” He will be ready to face Seychelles in March if all goes according to plan and if the coach need him in his team. On our part we will ensure that the papers for his switch is ready before next year”.
Out on loan to Reims of France from Liverpool, the left footed forward will add to the options available to coach Gernot Rohr on the flanks, further enhancing the attack line of the Nigerian team which is already lethal and pacy.