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Rangers Forward Ojo Ready To Dump England For Nigeria

Rangers Forward Ojo Ready To Dump England For Nigeria

Rangers forward Sheyi Ojo has declared that he is ready to switch allegiance and represent Nigeria at senior level if called up by the Super Eagles coach.

Ojo, 22, was born in England to Nigerian parents and has represented the Europeans 43 times across youth levels.

He played five matches for England at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

The striker who is on loan at Rangers from Premier League side, Liverpool is however still eligible to play his country of birth, Nigeria.

Under FIFA rules he can switch allegiance because he is yet to play for the senior team of England.

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“I ve made it known that I am willing to switch allegiance to Nigeria. I’ll be glad if I am called up because just like Joe Aribo, I also want to play for Nigeria at senior level,” Ojo told the BBC.

Ojo’s Rangers teammate, Joe Aribo made his debut for Nigeria in last month’s 2-2 friendly against Ukraine.

Aribo , who has also been included in Nigeria’s squad for the friendly against Brazil on October 13 scored the opening goal against Ukraine.

It would be recalled that PAOK of Greece striker, Chuba Akpom recently declared his readiness to play for Nigeria.

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WORDPRESS: 13
  • Paschal 11 months ago

    Definitely Sheyi Ojo will add great value to the Eagles firepower. He has an amazing left foot and hes a great dribbler. I suspect Ojo and Ademola Lookman are the other two whose switch are being processed but the FA is keeping sealed lips about it for now.

     
    • I really hope you’re right about Ojo and Lukeman. But I would have really loved Tammy in an S.Eagles shirt. But it looks like we’ve lost him. I think they will name him in the next squad.

       
  • Osimhen, Dennis, Olayinka, Ojo – We now have good competition for the No9 top striker role. Not even counting Onuachu (who I think may fall out of favor soon). We don’t need Tammy, and Musa may be sitting on the bench if care is not taken.

    With Samuel Kalu and Chukwueze pulling the strings from the wings and Iwobi, Aribo, Ndidi and Etebo running the rule in the midfield, exciting days ahead. Mr.Rohr should please waste no time capping talented and willing players of Nigerian origin and weed out lazy ones currently in the team.

     
  • This is d bomb Rohr need to blast enemies goal. Go get this laser bomb Mr Rohr. Never been this good for SE in terms of quality talent available for selection.

     
  • Pompei 11 months ago

    Welcome boy.

     
  • Pompei 11 months ago

    In my opinion, this guy walks straight into the first team. That’s how highly I rate him. If the switch pans out, we are in for a treat. Add Saka and Tomori, and we are good to go!

     
    • Chidiomimi 11 months ago

      I absolutely agree with you because you included Fikayo Tomori in the list of those needed. I feel bad for Tammy though. I am sure he is in for a battle of his life among the lions, however, I wish him well.

       
      • Pompei 11 months ago

        As you said, Tammy is in for a real battle. Guys like Kane, Vardy, Rashford, Callum Wilson, and Sterling can all play as number 9 or false 9, and they are all ahead of him in the pecking order. As for Tomori, we need to move fast. The guy is also eligible for Canada, and he has said that he will give consideration to whoever invites him first.

         
  • Olusegun. B 11 months ago

    Happy. Seyi Ojo has shown his interest. Now it’s time for Ademoola Look man, Bukayo Saka and Tomori. Tammy Abraham missed his chance when he publicly denied that NFF didn’t reach him . Whereas they did during the world cup I’m Russia. I wish h luck in England. There are a lot of ballers of Nigerian descent who are hungry ro play for SE. NFF find them and bring them

     
  • Ifeanyi 11 months ago

    Ojo has made the right decision. You’re welcome to the fold. God bless you. Your story will change for good. You will never regret playing for Nigeria. Your football career will take a new positive direction.

     
  • PapaFem 11 months ago

    If there’s any player I want badly in the SEs, it is Fikayo. With Balogun’s lack play of playing time in his club, coupled with his age and incessant injuries, it will be wise to look for a younger, equally good replacement, and Tomori fits that bill.

    As for Abraham, we miss out on a gem too, but we have very good players who could provide solid competition for him in the team. Which means we won’t miss him much. But Tomori is a must-get because Ekong and Omeruo need someone to breathe down their neck. And with our defensive frailties of late, getting Fikayo into the team should be a big priority.

    I wish Tammy all the very best. But he’s got a very big fight in his hand. To remain relevant in the Three Lions as a striker, he’s got to stay super sharp for the number of years he will stay in English national team. He has a lot of talented strikers to contend with in the current team and more are still coming through the ranks in the coming years.

    How he copes with this remains to be seen yet. But talking in all seriousness, he’d have been a great addition to the Super Eagles. What an amazing talent he is! We should respect his decision and develop the ones we’ve got now.

     
    • Very well said, @Papafem. Totally agreed with your entire submission here…