NFF president Amaju Pinnick has said he expects Ola Aina to finally get his clearance to play for the Super Eagles before the second-leg World Cup qualifier against Cameroon on Monday.
Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr had hoped Ola Aina will be cleared to play for the country after several months on the process, statements from NFF boss pinnick should give him some relief with.
“They are still working on his clearance and he could now play in the next game,” disclosed Pinnick.
Despite obtaining all of the documents needed for his switch to be made official, the defender is still not eligible to play for Nigeria on Friday when they take on Cameroon, as FIFA are yet to ratify his switch.
Rohr revealed that FIFA are demanding for a document the coach considered as strange.
According to Rohr, the world football governing body are demanding a letter from the Federal Government of Nigeria, to prove Aina is truly a Nigerian.
The German coach finds the demand funny, as the player already has a Nigerian international passport.
“He is a fantastic player and part of the team, young, athletic and very patriotic as well.”
Ola Aina, who could play at right and left back positions, is on loan to English Championship side Hull City from Chelsea this season.
By Kola Daniel for Score Nigeria
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