Former Chelsea Star Discloses the Stunning Reason He Wants to Play for Super Eagles and Not England

Former Chelsea Star Discloses the Stunning Reason He Wants to Play for Super Eagles and Not England

  • Ike Ugbo who is a Nigerian forward playing for Genk has disclosed why he wants to play for Nigeria and not England
  • The 23-year-old forward explained that it is the dream of his father for him to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria
  • Ugbo also stated it clearly that he can even be among the Super Eagles players who will represent the nation at next World Cup

Former Chelsea player Ike Ugbo has confirmed his readiness to represent the Super Eagles of Nigeria and not the English national team claiming that his father wants him to play for Nigeria.

Nigeria and England have for years been engaging in serious battles over the allegiances of players with the West African nation recently losing the likes of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori.

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Ike Ugbo
Former Chelsea player Ike Ugbo in action. Photo by Etienne Zegers
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Ike Ugbo has played for England at youth levels representing them at Under 17 and 20, but the 23-year-old forward explained that his father's dream is for him to play for Nigeria.

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According to the report on Soccernet, Ike Ugbo disclosed that he don't care waiting for him to get the chance into the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Ike Ugbo's reaction

“I know I could wait, but I felt, when there are big competitions coming up, I want to make my name.
“Who knows, I could end up at the World Cup next year.
“Dad always wanted me to play for Nigeria because that’s where he was born and brought up. That’s one thing he would love.”

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Victor Osimhen was on fire since the start of the season having scored seven goals and one assist in eight appearances for Napoli so far this campaign.

His performances have now seen his value rise to the tunes of about €10 million on the transfer market lately.

The 22-year-old former Lille attacker has now equalled his Wilfred Ndidi's €60 million market valuation according to latest report on Transfermarkt.

Osimhen according to the stats website is the third most valuable player in the Italian League while he ranks 49th most valuable player overall.

The Super Eagles forward is now Nigeria’s joint most valuable player and the second most valuable striker in the Italian league.

Source: Legit

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