Arsenal of England youth team defender, Joseph Olowu has restated his desire to play for the Super Eagles in the coming months, as he says his allegiance to Nigeria is stronger than ever.
Although he has featured for England at youth levels, Olowu pointed out that he was born in Nigeria, hence his passion for the Eagles, which he says has been further boosted by pressure from his parents and due to the presence of other young players in the squad.
The 19-year-old enthused that seeing Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze, Ola Aina and Wilfred Ndidi in the Eagles makes him excited with the prospect of playing alongside such youngsters, while also noting that the future looks very bright for the squad, and he wants to be a part of it.
Having made up his mind at the start of this year to play for Nigeria, the Arsenal U23 team defender was suppose to be a part of the country’s youth national side to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland but injury put an end to his hope of getting a spot in the squad.
He traveled to Poland to watch Paul Osahon Aigbogun’s squad, before they were sent packing by Senegal in the round of 16, but Olowu says he is undaunted, as it had always been his dream to play for Nigeria.
Olowu told Owngoalnigeria.com: The honour of representing Nigeria, the country my parents and entire family are from and even the fact that I was born there was possibly my biggest reason.
“Things are looking really exciting for the Super Eagles with the young players coming through such as Iwobi, Aina, Ndidi and Chukwueze and I will like to be a part of it.”