President: I have been in regular contact with father of Liverpool wonderkid
By Emma Sanders
The Nigerian Football Federation believe they can call upon Liverpool wonderkid Ovie Ejaria to represent the national team in the future.
The 19-year-old has been in hot form for Liverpool recently and he is widely regarded as one of the club’s brightest academy stars, with a future in the first team firmly on the cards.
Ejaria has already made two senior appearances under Jurgen Klopp this season, including a substitute appearance in the Premier League against Watford.
However, the youngster faces a tough decision on his international future with both England and Nigeria hoping to secure his services, with the latter confident he will choose them.
“I talk with his father often, he just called me recently. These people we have met and they are all excited about Nigeria,” said NFF president Amaju Pinnick, as quoted by Complete Sports Nigeria.
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“I am yet to see a Nigerian that regrets being a Nigerian. Even if they have four or five passports, they are always excited to be Nigerians. I can assure you that we shall get them [Ejaria and Tammy Abraham] to play for us at the appropriate time.”
The attacking midfielder has already represented Nigeria at youth level but was recently named in Paul Williams’ England under-20s squad in the recent internationals breaks.
He has already scored a goal and grabbed an assist in two appearances for the young lions despite the London-born star already featuring for Nigeria in the past.