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‘I Can Still Play For England Or Nigeria’  –Okonkwo

‘I Can Still Play For England Or Nigeria’  –Okonkwo

Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo has indicated interest in either representing the Super Eagles of Nigeria or the Three Lions of England in the future.

He gave this hint in an interview with The Mirror, where he stated that he has time to perfect his goalkeeping skills and gain more playing time at another club.

“I’m still really ambitious to play at the international level. I can still play for England or Nigeria, and I’ve not made a choice yet.”


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The 22-year-old has been attracting interest from several teams after a promising spell at Wrexham.

 While the lower league club is hoping to secure him permanently, Okonkwo is not short on offers.

“It’s been an incredible journey, from joining at the age of eight, I’m now 22 and I’ve been there for 15 years, which has been brilliant because I’ve worked with amazing people, from the academy to the first-team,” he said of Arsenal to The Mirror.

“It’s a bittersweet moment because I have to start a new chapter, as I’ve had so many great years at Arsenal, but, in the last two years, I need to keep playing and carry on my journey.”

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  • Chima E Samuels 4 weeks ago

    I don’t think Nigeria has made up their mind on you. Please go and grow yourself to be a better Keeper than what we have before you start talking big. You people will just be dreaming and using Nigeria to catch cruise.

  • It’s safe to assume that the Super Eagles no longer has goalkeeping crisis.

    Stanley Nwabili is our number one with a much improved and rejuvenated Maduka Okoye breathing down is neck. Even much maligned Francis Uzoho is now keeping regularly in Cyprus with an average rating of 7/10 per match by prestigious analytical outlet sofascore.

    Even Olorunleke Ojo and Tanzania based John Noble, who was struggling with depression over his $25,000 unpaid 2021 Africa Cup of Nations bonus” are worthy options.

    So, Arthur Okonkwo will do himself justice to leap at any opportunity to represent. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Nigeria will not go cap-in-hand to beg any goalkeeper to represent the Super Eagles at this time.

    With all the options readily available, the Super Eagles are currently in safe hands.

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