Ibe Set To Choose England Over Nigeria

Ibe Set To Choose England Over Nigeria

By James Agberebi:

Despite Nigeria’s attempts to lure Liverpool’s youngster, Jordon Ibe, to switch his allegiance, it is reported that the  winger is set to commit his international future to England.

On Wednesday, Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh held talks with the 19-year-old winger at Liverpool’s Melwood training centre about the youngster’s international future.

But according to the Liverpool Echo, the talented teenager who is reportedly flattered by Nigeria’s desire to get him on board, still hopes to launch an international career with England.

Ibe, born in England, has represented England at U-18, U-19 and U-20 levels but is eligible to play for Nigeria as his dad David Ibe is from Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Ibe is expected to be named in Gareth Southgate’s England Under-21s squad for next month’s matches against USA and Norway.

He is expected to start in Sunday’s Premier League opener at Stoke City.


  • B. S. Dada 3 years ago

    We are not bothered about his decision to choose England instead of his father’s country (Nigeria). We have plenty of talented players in Nigeria. Besides Emmanuel Olisadebe played for Poland

  • Dan Zellas 3 years ago

    I personally observed how Completesports has improved in news updates. I am a regular reader from Brazil and I recommend that this site should be used as an interactive forum for Nigerian football lovers all over d world. Our football is on the verge of greatness again and this could be a medium for our contributions towards the rise of the Giant of Africa. I therefore invite all members of the defunct KICKOFFNIGERIA and SL10 to join us here.
    On the news about Jordon Ibeh, I think NFF and Oliseh should consider a player’s relationship with their Nigerian parents and their body language about their African origin before approaching them. And such meetings should be done in utmost secrecy to avoid unnecessary media reports and competitions. When it becomes a competition, the player will certainly choose the country of his birth leaving Nigeria with a ridiculous image. A good example is the case of Sam Sidney.
    NFF should learn the process of switching allegiance from other African nations. 30% of the current Cameroonian squad switched allegiance, over 50% of the current Algerian squad are born in Europe but you will hardly see the news of their allegiance switch on internet.
    Finally, I suggest that NFF and Oliseh should monitor Dele Alli and Josh Onoma (Tottenham) Solanke(Chelsea), Derik Osede(Bolton) and Kevin AKPOGUMA (German u20) , if any of them is interested in playing for Nigeria, the allegiance switch process must begin now.

  • ameen sanitino 3 years ago

    free him. We av alot of talent hear at home.

  • Osayande 3 years ago

    he should come home

  • let him b, after all dere are plenty of talented players in nigeria.

  • zicky 3 years ago

    Nacho is a better player

  • nwagu chukwuka 3 years ago

    The guy is not wise of doing so!!

  • ashama kola 3 years ago

    Pls let him be…………he sld hear stories from his elders like Agbonlahor,sammy ameobi and de rest