'Kanu Spoke To My Dad' - English-Born Tottenham Young Star Open To Representing Nigeria
Published: June 01, 2020
'Kanu Spoke To My Dad' - English-Born Tottenham Young Star Open To Representing Nigeria
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Joshua Oluwayemi has refused to rule out the possibility of representing the Super Eagles in future.

Born in London nineteen years ago, 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 Glasgow Celtic.

Joshua Oluwayemi has played non-binding games for England at U15 and U16 levels, meaning he can play for Nigeria's youth teams straightaway without applying for a one-time change of association.

The promising goalkeeper hinted that informal talks have taken place regarding pledging his allegiance to Nigeria, following a chance meeting between Super Eagles legend Nwankwo Kanu and his dad.

In an Instagram conversation with Team Nigeria UK on Monday evening monitored by allnigeriasoccer.com, Oluwayemi said : "I have never actually traveled to Nigeria but the thing with London, the community, is like I have been to Nigeria.

"I am surrounded by some Nigerian uncles coming around but I've never actually been to Nigeria. Definitely, there are plans to visit Nigeria with my parents."

When quizzed on whether he had been approached by the Nigerian Federation to play for their youth teams, he responded : "I have had couple of Nigerian people after games. I saw Kanu one time, he was at one of our games, he was talking to my dad, but not really like that.

"Definitely I'll be looking at Nigeria but my options are open."

Joshua Oluwayemi has represented Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League 2, UEFA Youth League, U18 Premier League and U18 Premier League Cup this season.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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