FIFA has given clearance to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for six players with dual nationality to switch allegiance to the Super Eagles.
According to owngoalnigeria.com, a total of eight players applied to switch to Nigeria but for the main time six have been approved, hence cleared to play for Nigeria.
“Six of the eight players who applied for a switch have been given the go ahead by FIFA. The other two will hopefully get their own soon but before then we have forwarded the names to Gernot Rohr. He has the final say,” an official of the NFF said.
When pressed further to reveal the names of the players, he gave a hint about the identity of the players but still didn’t mention names, insisting that at the right time it will be made public.
“We don’t want fans to put the coach under pressure so giving out the names won’t be appropriate but I can tell you the six include a player who has played for Germany at several youth levels and another who has played for England as well.”
Below is the full list of players approved:
Ademola Lookman (Fulham)
Jordan Torunarigha (Hertha BSC)
Nathan Tella (Southampton FC)
Tosin Adarabioyo (Fulham FC)
Ovie Ejaria (Reading FC)
Noni Madueke (PSV)
Sheyi Ojo (Cardiff City)
Ike Ugbo (Cercle Brugge)