All hope of Hot in demand Reading midfielder Michael Olise representing Nigeria has ended as the 19-year-old has made his preferred team for international football known.
Nigeria was pushing to have him in the Super Eagles squad for the upcoming AFCON 2022 qualifiers in March but the Reading midfielder who qualifies to represent four nations has picked France.
He is eligible to play for Nigeria, Algeria, England and France, but he has decided to continue with the French national team, where he was part of their Under-18s to the renowned Toulon Festival, a tournament meant to unearth the next stars in world football.
“It’s France for me for the sake of continuity. It’s true that I have other options and you never know what will happen in the future. It’s a straightforward decision now,” Olise told the French media.
His mother is French, so he has no hesitation in settling for Le Blues although his younger brother, Richard has been capped at schoolboy level by the Three Lions.
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