Chelsea-Owned Striker With Caps For England Youth Commits International Future To Nigeria
Published: December 12, 2020
Chelsea-Owned Striker With Caps For England Youth  Commits International Future To Nigeria can exclusively report that the Super Eagles are in line to welcome a new addition to their team in the coming months with Chelsea-owned striker Ike Ugbo committing his international future to Nigeria.

As previously reported by this website more than two years ago, the Nigerian Federation are already familiar with Ugbo having held secret talks with the striker at the Super Eagles Crowne Plaza Hotel Ealing ahead of a pre-World Cup friendly with Serbia to gauge his interest in representing the Nigerian national teams.

Ugbo has now made it clear his international future lies with Nigeria though he also qualifies to represent his country of birth, England as well as world champions France.

The 22-year-old feels he's more connected to Nigeria than France and England because because many of his friends are Nigerians and the rest have African background.

This week, the Cercle Brugge star started the process of filing a one-time change of association which is necessary as he previously played competitive matches for England U17 national team, and he's hoping the paperwork is completed before Nigeria's AFCON qualifiers with Benin and Lesotho.

Ugbo has been in fine form in the last sixteen months, scoring 21 goals combined for Roda JC and Cercle Brugge.

The Nigerian Federation managed to convince and cap-tie the likes of Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, Victor Moses and Shola Ameobi after they featured for England youth teams and Ugbo is set to follow suit.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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