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5 things to know about the former Chelsea star who chooses Nigeria over England

Ike Ugbo currently plays for Genk as a forward but he started his professional football career at Premier League club Chelsea. He is a fantastic footballer for Genk FC.

Ugbo was born in London to Nigerian parents and has the chance to play for England or Nigeria.

According to reports, Ike Ugbo made it know that he will be happy to be part of the Super Eagles team for their next World Cup qualifiers and even going for the competition in Qatar in 2022.

With that, let's take a look at 5 things that need to be known about Ike Igbo who chose Nigeria over England. 

1. Ike Ugbo was born in London on September 21, 1998, to Nigerian parents. 

2. He started his football career at Chelsea with the Blues under-10 team and he established himself as a striker in the 2014/15 season.

That same season, he scored 11 goals in 18 games and also got the opportunity to be featured for the under-19 and 21 sides at Chelsea.

3. From the sound of his name, Ike Ugbo is an Igbo man. 

4. He has played most of his football career on loan before been officially signed by Genk FC on a permanent transfer.

5. Ike Ugbo recently chose Nigeria over England and wants to play for the Super Eagles in the upcoming World Cup. 

Ike Ugbo made the right decision to come back and join Super Eagles. This would help him make a good name for himself in Nigeria if eventually, the Super Eagles win the World Cup next year. 

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