After failing to successfully lure Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka to play for the Super Eagles, a new round of battle looms between Nigerian and England soccer officials for another youngster from Arsenal.
This time around, the new bone of contention is Arsenal’s teenage goalkeeper Ovie Ejeheri, according to Skysports.
The 17-year-old was born in Greenwich, England, to Nigerian and Ugandan parents.
Ejeheri currently plays for Arsenal’s U-18 team, and the English FA is said to be keeping a close eye on him after showing great potential between the Young Gunners clubs.
However, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and the Uganda Football Federation are also reportedly monitoring their developments at Arsenal.
While Ejeheri doesn’t seem like one to rush to the main national team, the Super Eagles, lately there has been a growing concern that the Super Eagles are now dominated by players from the diaspora.
Recall, the NFF tried to convince Saka to represent Nigeria, but the Arsenal winger eventually represented the Three Lions.
While Saka chose England, another Arsenal product. Alex Iwobi decided to play for Nigeria, three-time African champions.
source: – fcnaija