Over the years, we have witnessed an influx of foreign born players into the Nigerian national team. Players like Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo, Aina and Maduka Okoye (to name a few) were not born within the chores of Nigeria but switched allegiances from their respective countries of birth to play for the country of their origin.
The addition of these stars to the Super Eagles squad has helped to improve the quality of the team, helping us to compete on the biggest stage amongst the very best.
There are four eligible British-born stars who coach Gernot Rohr should be looking to invite to the next Super Eagles camp.
Ademola Lookman is a winger who currently plays in the English Premier League for Leicester City. The 24 year old London born forward will add his speed and agility to the team.
Ovie Ejaria, 23, is an attacking midfielder who plays for Reading in the Championship. He is a mazy dribbler and can effectively link the midfield to attack - a quality that has been lacking in the Super Eagles squad for some time.
Sheyi Ojo is a winger who also plays in the Championship for Milwall (on loan from Liverpool). He will add strength and speed to the Nigerian national team and will not struggle to adapt to the African style of football.
Ike Ugbo is a striker, formerly on the books of Chelsea FC, but currently employed by Belgium champions Genk. The 23 year old London born forward will bring his dangerous positioning and lethal finishing to the Super Eagles team, although they would have to act fast to secure this player because he is about to be piped up by the Canadian national team.
All hopes now rest on the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) fast-tracking their switch to represent Nigeria.
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