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Why Nigeria must act fast to secure the nationality of Oliseh-like midfielder who plays for Arsenal

Adewale Adeyemi

The emergence of Nigeria descent players in Europe has proved to be a good development for the country in recent years because of their impact in the Super Eagles.

However, the NFF was able to convince these players to play for Nigeria ahead of other top football playing nations in the world which they are eligible to represent because they acted fast in offering them a shorter route to international football before they broke into the limelight. 

While they failed in attracting those that have gained attention due to their performances at club level like Chelsea duo of Tammy Abraham and Fisayo Tomori. 

In order to avoid a repeat of what happened with both Chelsea players, Nigeria must act to secure the future of Oliseh-likened midfielder, Miguel Azeez who plays for Arsenal's south side. 

The youngster who is also eligible to play for Spain and England who he has represented at cadet level - recently confirmed his availability to any country whoo approached is one of the bright stars in the Hale End Academy. 

"It will be an honour to play for any country that I am affiliated with but I always believe that I have to keep my options open. At the moment, playing for any country is a dream that any child has so to get called up to any country will be an honour to me. I have to keep my options open as well."

Regarded as the next Sunday Oliseh, Miguel is a modern midfielder who can play as a defensive or attacking midfielder due to his work rate, agility, techniques, intelligence, and skills with the ball. 

He is a composed and calm midfielder who can dictate proceeding from the center circle and also possesses the intelligence to intercept and regain possession for his team when they lose it. 

Despite being a midfielder, Azeez has a little bit of goalscoring ability in him as he has shown for Arsenal's U18 this season - scoring a goal and providing two assists in twelve games. 

Still, 17, it is believed that this boy has not given anything yet in football as he is expected to improve and be a better player in the future, which is hoped will be with the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. 

Admittedly, that would be difficult due to the interest from England and amazing potential, this young lad has.

But the Nigeria Football Federation NFF must act fast in order to convince him to switch allegiance to his father's land.

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