Super Eagles Coach Peseiro Tracks Belgium Based Striker Eligible For Nigeria, Netherlands, England
Head coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Jose Peseiro was in Belgium over the weekend to run the rule on players who are eligible to the senior national team of Nigeria.
Peseiro watched the striking duo of Gift Orban and Victor Boniface in action for Gent and Union Saint-Gilloise respectively. He also watched Raphael Onyedika of Club Brugge in action as well as Antwerp holding midfielder Alhassan Yusuf.
On Friday he was at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne to watch the game between Standard Liege and Charleroi with fringe Super Eagles defender Valentine Ozornwafor fingered as the player the Portuguese coach wanted to watch at close quarters.
However, he wasn’t the only one the coach had his eyes on as he also watched 20 year old striker Noah Ohio who scored the first goal for Standard Liege in the 3-1 win. The goal was his fifth of the season, he also has three assists this season.
Noah Chidiebere Junior Anyanwu Ohio was born in the Netherlands to a Nigerian father and an English mother making him eligible for all three
countries. He has since gone ahead to represent England at U16 level after playing for the U15 of the Netherlands. Since playing for England he appears to have settled for the Netherlands.
From 2018 till date he played for their U16 and U19 respectively making seven appearances and scoring four goals in the process. It appears Nigeria have now joined the list of his admirers with the visit of coach Peseiro.
As at the time of filing of this report, there is no evidence to suggest that the coach met the forward who has in the past played for clubs like Manchester United, Manchester City, RB Leipzig and Austria Vienna.
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