Ovie Ejeheri, Arsenal goalie, reportedly wanted by Nigeria, England and Uganda

Ovie Ejeheri, Arsenal goalie, reportedly wanted by Nigeria, England and Uganda

- Ovie Ejeheri is a goalkeeper currently with Premier League side Arsenal

- The 17-year-old is eligible to play for Nigeria, Uganda and England

- Nigeria recently lost the duo of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori to England

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Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Three-Lions of England are now in another battle this time around to get Arsenal young goalkeeper, Ovie Ejeheri, who has been impressive for the Gunners.

For the past years, England and Nigeria have been involved in battles over getting the allegiances of some players in which some chose the Super Eagles while others picked Three-Lions.

According to the report on Sky Sports, the English FA are in a serious race for them not to lose goalkeeper Ovie Ejeheri to Nigeria or Uganda.

The 17-year-old was born in London to a Nigerian father and a Ugandan mother and has the right to choose any of these three nations to play for an international game.

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The report added that Ejeheri has been at Arsenal since he was 5, but he is yet to sign a professional contract with the Gunners.

Before moving to Arsenal's Under 18 and 23 squads, Ovie Ejeheri spent years at Hale End Academy.

There are some Premier League clubs who are also said to be monitoring the goalkeeper with the hopes of signing him from Arsenal.

Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi played for England at youth level before he decided to play for Nigeria and has represented the West African nation in World Cup and AFCON.

Iwobi was part of the Super Eagles squad that finished as third best at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

Goalkeeper Ovie Ejeheri in action for Arsenal
Ovie Ejeheri, Arsenal goalie, reportedly wanted by Nigeria, England and Uganda. Photo by David Price
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria who are three-time African champions were once again forced to a draw by Sierra Leone in their 2022 African Cup of Nations second leg qualifier in Freetown.

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Gernot Rohr and his men travelled to Freetown for this match with aggressive minds having played 4-4 draw in Benin, Edo state with Sierra Leone in the first battle.

Nigerians were not happy with the result of the match in which Gernot Rohr and his men promised to redeem themselves in the return leg.

Eagles started the match impressively and the duo of Alex Iwobi and Oghenekaro Etebo did well in the midfield.

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