Super Eagles’ chief coach Gernot Rohr is confident that Arsenal’s new kid on the block Bukayo Saka will pledge his international future to Nigeria and not England.
Saka is one of the hottest properties in the World football and has started some important games in the 2019/2020 English premier league season and Europa League for the Gunners.
However, Nigeria and England are keeping tab on the player and the two Nations are expected to be at the loggerheads to secure his services.
Saka was born in England to Nigerian parents, which makes him eligible to represent any of the countries at full international level , although he already played for the English at U-17 and U-18 level.
Haven lost Chelsea duo of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori to England, Rohr is high optimistic that Saka’s case will be an exception, as NFF President Amaju Pinnick is working tirelessly to convince the player to switch allegiance to Nigeria.
“I have a lot of our players that I have been watching their performances in the clubs abroad and Saka is among these players. We will bring them in gradually.
“Like I said it will be difficult to sort out the eligibility status of Saka. But I am happy that the NFF President is moving ahead to get the wing attacker for us”, Rohr said.
Last month, Saka made a declaration that he is a Nigerian, not a British-Nigerian when he was asked whether his status.
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