Sheyi Ojo Reveals His Willingness To Play For Nigeria
Sheyi Ojo, the England Under-20 World Cup winner, has revealed that, if invited, he would consider playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The England Under-20 World Cup winner is currently on loan at the French club, Reims from Liverpool.
Sheyi’s parents are Nigerians, therefore, he is eligible to play for Nigeria.
He said he was willing to pitch his tent with the Super Eagles on Nigeria despite representing England from under-16 to under-21 level with 43 caps.
“To be honest, I don’t know much about it (Nigeria interest), but if they call me I’d be honoured to go to Nigeria,” Sheyi told BBC Sport.
“It’s obviously a massive nation. I’m just really focused on club football at the moment, but I’m excited about the future, both club and country.
“My parents are originally from Nigeria as well, so they know a lot about it. They’ve always been keen on the idea (to represent Nigeria) but so far I’ve mainly been focusing on club football.
“It’s starting to get to the time where I have to start thinking about my future. And of course, if Nigeria were to call me now it would be an honour.”
“Of course, if I was to get selected I’d definitely think about it, I’d never turn down Nigeria,” the England Under-20 World Cup winner stated.
“I’m from Nigeria originally so it’d be an honour, likewise with England as well. If I keep doing well, opportunities will come by for club and country.”