‘I’d Never Turn Down Nigeria’ – Liverpool Player Ready To Dump England For Super Eagles.


England Under-20 World Cup winner, Sheyi Ojo, has revealed that he would consider playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria if invited.

Sheyi Ojo and Roberto Firmino

Ojo is currently on loan at French club, Reims from Liverpool. He is eligible to play for Nigeria because his parents are Nigerians.

Despite representing England from under-16 to under-21 level with 43 caps, Ojo said he was willing to pitch his tent with the Super Eagles.

“To be honest, I don’t know much about it (Nigeria interest), but if they call me I’d be honoured to go to Nigeria,” the winger told BBC Sport.

“It’s obviously a massive nation. I’m just really focused on club football at the moment, but I’m excited for the future, both club and country.

“My parents are originally from Nigeria as well, so they know a lot about it. They’ve always been keen on the idea (to represent Nigeria) but so far I’ve mainly been focusing on club football.

“It’s starting to get to the time where I have to start thinking about my future. And of course, if Nigeria were to call me now it would be an honour.”

Ojo, who joined Liverpool from MK Dons as a youth prospect in 2011, would love to join such an illustrious list.

“Of course, if I was to get selected I’d definitely think about it, I’d never turn down Nigeria,” said Ojo.

“I’m from Nigeria originally so it’d be an honour, likewise with England as well. If I keep doing well, opportunities will come by for club and country.”


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