Tottenham Hotspur Whizkid Commits International Future To Nigeria Over EnglandPublished: March 26, 2019
Highly-rated Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Joshua Oluwayemi has committed his international future to Nigeria over his country of birth England ahead of the 2019 Fifa U20 World Cup in Poland.
Born in Waltham Forest 18 years ago, Joshua Oluwayemi comes from a family of goalkeepers as his father, Abiodun Ogunyemi, was a goalkeeper for Ogun State University and attended Federal Government College Odogbolu, while his sibling, Tobi is also a goalkeeper at Tottenham Hotspur.
Oluwayemi has represented England at U15 and U16 levels and has said that he will accept an invitation to play for the Nigeria teams if approached by the Nigeria Football Federation.
Speaking after Tottenham Hotspur U18s beat Southampton 3-1 in the first game hosted at New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Oluwayemi told mafisportsmedia.com : ''If Nigeria comes for me, then I'll go but at the moment I am focusing on England youth, and then Nigeria first''.
On playing the first game at the new Spurs Stadium, the second-year scholar said : ''It's a very good experience, I am happy to see a lot of fans and the crowd coming over to support us. It was a good result.''
Joshua Olwayemi is learning to be a top goalkeeper under the tutelage of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal legend Pat Jennings.
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