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Jubilation as top Chelsea superstar picks Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of England

PublishedBy: in SportJanuary 10, 2021 - Last modified on January 28th, 2021 at 12:36 am


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Chelsea forward Ike Ugbo who is currently playing for Belgian giants Cercle Brugge on loan has reportedly snubbed England for Nigeria on international level.

This will come as a cheering news for the Nigerian Football Federation and Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr who wants the best legs for his team.

Ugbo was born in Lewisham, Greater London and the 22-year-old is of Nigerian descent.

According to the report on Complete Sports, the forward explained that he is currently working on the clearance to play for Nigeria on senior level having played for England Under 17 and 20.

“The paperwork is not quite in order yet, but my agent is working on it. Playing a World Cup is every footballer’s dream, isn’t it.”

Chelsea loanee Ike Ugbo has confirmed that he has commenced the process of switching international allegiance to Nigeria.

The 22-year-old striker is having a stellar season at Cercle Brugge – the club he's currently on loan at. pic.twitter.com/3wfvJ3wG54

— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) January 9, 2021

 

Over the years, Nigeria and England have been involved in serious battles on the allegiances of some players in which some decided to play for the Three-Lions while others picked Super Eagles.

The likes of Everton forward Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina were born in England and even played for their youth teams before they decided to represent the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

And so far, Alex Iwobi has represented Nigeria in two big competitions which was the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

But recently, Nigeria lost the duo of Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori to England as these two stars decided to play for the Three-Lions snubbing Super Eagles.

A big congratulations to the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

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