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England Name Nigerian Quartet for Toulon Tournament

England Name Nigerian Quartet for Toulon Tournament

By Johnny Edward:

Nigerian born quartet of Jordon Ibe, Chuba Akpom, Moses Odubajo and Dominic Iorfa have been included in the England's 20 man squad for this month's Toulon Tournament, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

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Ibe who is poised to sign a new five-year contract with Liverpool hoped to gate-crash Gareth Southgate's squad for the Under-21 European Championship in the Czech Republic but missed out and will play in France instead.

Akpom, Odubajo and Iorfa are other Nigerian born teen stars expected to feature in the tournament in southern France.

England will compete along with China, Ivory Coast, Mexico and Morocco in Group B in the 43rd edition of the prestigious annual competition

The other group contains France, Costa Rica, Holland, Qatar and the United States.

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  • Gilbert C O Daminagbo 8 years ago

    This is sad indeed that our football administrators lack foresight in being the first to cap these budding stars of ours scattered all over the world. Permanent manpower and human resourse department should be in NFF to monitor and identify Nigerian footballers abroad for national harnessing.Secondly, naturalized white and black citizens should be given chance in administration and coaching of our national teams.The naturalized Belgian Nigerian league coach,MAURICE C, is an example of a good coach who is allowed to waste because of sentiments.Enough is enough.