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NFF president out to woo Saka for Nigeria

Odiase Osayande



Amaju Pinnick and Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr are 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.

Saka was born in England to Nigerian parents, which makes him eligible to represent any of the countries, 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.

Odiase Osayande is a senior sports reporter at Dockaysworld. He's turning football into words and telling the best stories about the beautiful game to fans stateside and worldwide.


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