Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Don’t beg Jordan Ibe to play for Nigeria says;Henry Nwosu

Don’t beg Jordan Ibe to play for Nigeria
The ex-international believes the country is blessed with abundant talents rather than pleading with foreign-born players to represent the country
Former Nigeria midfielder, Henry Nwosu has counselled the Nigeria Football Federation not to beg players of Nigerian descent to represent the country.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick recently met with the parents of Arsenal Youngsters Chuba Akpom and Alex Iwobi towards allowing their ward switch international allegiance to the Nigeria despite previously playing for England at all youth levels.
According to Nwosu, Jordan Ibe is not better than Kelechi Iheanacho and  some home grown talents in the Flying Eagles and Dream Team V1 squad.
"If Jordon Ibe and the others don’t feel like playing for Nigeria, good luck to them. They won’t be the first to deny Nigeria,” Nwosu told Punch.
"At the end of the day, they will regret it. If we give it a push, try to get them to play for the Super Eagles, and they are still proving stubborn, we should let them go.
"We have abundant good players in this country. To play for your country is most important. Who said Ibe is better than Kelechi Iheanacho? I don’t think so. You can’t say, until both of them are put on opposing sides and their performances are measured," he concluded.
It will be recalled that Pinnick on his way to an official meeting with Fifa boss, stooped in England to visit Southampton’s centre back Joshua Debayo, Stevenage’s  Fejiri Okenabirhie, Chike Kandi of Brighton, Ola Daniel, Mayowa Balogun and Semi Ajayi.
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