Talk To My Agent, If You Want Me To Play For Super Eagles – On Loan Arsenal Goalkeeper Tells NFF Chief
The international future of on loan Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo has taken a new twist after he was approached by the technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Austine Eguavoen.
Eguavoen was in London to see players of Nigerian descent following an invitation from Fulham defender Tosin Adarabiyio. He watched the game between Crystal Palace and Fulham which ended 3-0 in favor of the away team at Selhurt Park.
He subsequently met with Ebere Eze, Malcolm Eboiwei and Tayo Adaramola all of Crystal Palace. He also had talks with Josh Onomah of Fulham. The purpose of his trip was to convince the aforementioned players to pledge their allegiance to Nigeria at senior international level.
We exclusively gathered that he also reached out to Okonkwo who is on loan to League One side Crewe Alexandra from Arsenal. He had made 19 appearances this season with seven clean sheets to his name.
That form was said to have reached the ears of Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro who is looking for more options in goal after the not too impressive performance of the two goalkeepers in the team Francis Uzoho and Maduka Okoye.
Okonkwo we heard told Eguavoen that his representative is the one who can properly handle such discussions as he is focused on his development at Crewe with a view of returning to Arsenal next season.
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