Glasgow Rangers of Scotland winger, Sheyi Ojo has reiterated his decision to switch allegiance from England commit his international future to Nigeria, just like his club mate at The Gers, Joe Aribo recently did.
Ojo, who initially played on loan from Liverpool at several clubs in England before moving to Rangers this summer, was part of the Junior Lions’ squad that won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2017, but says he had disclosed earlier that he wants to play for Nigeria at senior level.
He has now used the surge of Aribo into the Eagles’ mainframe and upcoming second Nigeria cap versus Brazil on October 13, to buttress the fact that he had stated before now that he is ready to don the green-and-white jersey of his fatherland.
Consequently, Ojo declared that he is looking forward to a call-up from Eagles’ gaffer, Gernot Rohr, as he says he will gleefully honour an invitation to the Eagles’ camp, but admits he must continue doing well with his club in order to earn the nod.
The left-footed Ojo said he is available if invited by Rohr, he has already ditched the idea of representing England at senior level, despite making 42 appearances from under-16 to -21 categories, and admitted that he is keen to follow in the footstep of Aribo, who marked his international debut for Nigeria with a goal in a 2 friendly draw against Ukraine.
The 22-year-old dark-skinned lad, who was actually born in Nigeria before moving to England with his parents as a kid, is now waxing strong on loan from Liverpool in Glasgow, as he is having a far more productive spell in Scotland than last season in a similar deal at Reims of France, and he is of a view that Rohr will give him a look in once he can add to his current haul of five goals.
Ojo stated: “I have made it known that I am willing to switch allegiance to Nigeria. Yes I will be glad if I am called up because just like Aribo I also want to play for Nigeria at senior level. It’s up to the coaches to decide on calling me up all I have to do is to keep doing my best at Rangers.”