A number of football stars who play for foreign countries were born by Nigerian parents in various countries. We will be looking at 5 of those players.
1. Fikayo Tomori
Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola Tomori is a well known professional footballer who plays the position of centre back for Milan on loan from Chelsea. Tomori was born on the 19th of December 1997 into the family of Nigerian parents in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Tomori is eligible to play for Nigeria, Canada and England at the international level and received his first call-up to the England senior squad in 2019 ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifying matches.
Chukwubuike Adamu is another foreign footballer who who was born by Nigerian parents. The young footballer currently plays the position of forward for a Bundesliga club.
Adamu joined the Red Bull Salzburg Academy in 2015, and went on to build his football career with the club.
3. Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Ayoyinka Saka is a professional footballer who has started to archive success in the football scene at just a young age. Saka currently plays the position of winger, left-back or central midfielder for Arsenal.
He was born on the 5th of September 2001 into the family of Nigerian parents who emigrated to London as economic migrants.
Saka is of Nigerian descent but was was called up to the England senior squad in October 2020, and made his debut in a 3-0 victory over Wales. He is no longer eligible to play for Nigeria after playing four times for England.
4. Tammy Abraham
Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Abraham is the birth name of the talented professional player who is referred to as Tammy Abraham.
Abraham is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team.
Abraham was born in Camberwell, Greater London to Nigerian parents and this makes it possible for the player to represent Nigeria or England at international competitions. The player received his first England call-up in November 2017.
5. Oluwaseyi Babajide "Sheyi" Ojo
Oluwaseyi Babajide "Sheyi" Ojo is another foreign player who was born by Nigerian parents in England. The young player started his football career at the age of 14 after joining the Liverpool academy.
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