FIFA Finally Clears Aina To Play For Nigeria

FIFA Finally Clears Aina To Play For Nigeria

By Johnny Edward:

Hull City defender Ola Aina could make his international debut for the Super Eagles on Monday against Cameroon in Yaounde after his international clearance came through from the World governing body, FIFA, has been informed by a reliable source in the Nigeria Football Federation.

Aina was ineligible to feature for Nigeria in Friday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Cameroon which ended 4-0 in favour of the Super Eagles at the Godswill Akpabio stadium, in Uyo because the NFF was still awaiting official greenlight from FIFA .

Now the 20 year old will be eligible for selection in the reverse fixture in Yaounde on Monday.

“It’s a double celebration for us. Aina’s clearance has come through from FIFA, and he could feature for Nigeria in Yaounde,” the source informed

If Zambia and Algeria play a goalless draw in Ndola on Saturday and Nigeria pick a fourth straight win in Yaounde on Monday, the three time AFCON champions would have confirm their place in Russia 2018 with an unassailable points haul in Group B.




  • We knw he wasn’t cleared dah was y he dint play
    Abeg go and bench dah Echiejile

  • Time for Echiejile to retire

  • Is Aina a left back or a right back, someone please answer

  • Right back or Central not left back

  • Ola Aina is blue! Chelsea from head to toe. He is good!

  • He is a natural right new left back yet.

  • Am happy to hear dat.

  • ZikOfAfrica 1 year ago

    Great news. More options.

  • Iwhobe 1 year ago

    Nigeria 4 and Cameroon 0,I salute our indefatigable Coach, Mr. Rohr and his boys for making Nigerians proud. I can see the 1994 era coming back sooner than later.

  • Faiz 1 year ago

    Ola Aina is a left back player and now we have someone to challenge Echiejile for LB spot.

  • Fidelenny 1 year ago


  • Fidelenny 1 year ago

    How good is Aina, hope he can prove his worth and the media hype when eventually given the green light to lace for Nigeria. He’s a good body frame,and very athletic too

  • Dave 1 year ago

    this one you guy are just shouting left back,Left back!! don’t you guys watch ball. how many of you have ever seen Aina play at left back… the guy is a right back. So right back he will play we don’t even have a right back or do we?? Shehu needs to be upgraded on that Right and I pray we get a left back soon… meanwhile left back plenty from NPFL.