Arsenal Duo Tops List Of Five Players Born Abroad In Nigeria U20 Camp For U20 AFCON
The camp of the Nigeria U20 team will reach a crucial stage next week when the invited players based abroad will begin to arrive ahead of the naming of the final list of players for the tournament in Egypt.
Bosso is currently drilling the players who were on his 35 man list released last week, the only exemption for now are the players playing for teams in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). They are expected to arrive camp next week.
Among the players who have been given an invitation to be a part of the team, five players who were born abroad have been invited as well with two coming from the youth team of English Premier League side Arsenal, one from Crystal Palace and two from Norwich City.
Areenal’s Joel Ideho who was signed from Ajax two summers ago will be in the camp to further strengthen the options on the flanks. He was born in the Netherlands. His teammate goalkeeper Ovie Ejeheri will also be in the camp.
Crystal Palace forward who was born in England and has scored three goals in nine Premier League two games this season has also been extended an invitation. David Aziaya, Kenny Coker both born in England are also expected in the camp of the team the next week.
” We have to treat them as Nigerians regardless of where they were born. If they are better than the ones I have here, I won’t hesitate to pick them. It’s all in the process of trying to build a team that will serve the senior national team of Nigeria in the future”, Bosso told OwnGoalNigeria.com while defending their invitation.
” I read everyday that we are in talks with one player or multiple players over playing for Nigeria. That won’t be an issue if we catch them young”, he rounded up saying.
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