With the next Africa Cup of Nations less than a year away, here are 12 talented footballers, most of them born in Europe, who could still represent Nigeria on the international stage!!
The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations was rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will now take place in January next year.
The next few months could give many Europe-born players an indication as to where they stand with the managers of their national teams, especially with the European Championship set to take place in June.
With a record 10 goals for AFC Bournemouth this season, the 23-year-old might be hoping to make it at international level sooner rather than later, especially as he could be behind the likes of Harry Kane, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tammy Abraham and Danny Ings in the Three Lions’ fold.
Arsenal forward Folarin Balogun, who was born in Canada, is still eligible to represent Nigeria internationally. The 19-year-old played for the England youth sides growing up, but has never been called up for the senior team.
Hertha Berlin centre bank Jordan Torunarigha, is in a similar position, and he could make himself available for Nigeria.
Werder Bremen back liner Felix Agu and Augsburg’s Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee are both eligible for Nigeria if they decide that their path into the Germany set-up is a difficult one, while Chelsea’s Tino Anjorin remains available for Nigeria.
Meanwhile, St. Gallen forward Chukwubuike Junior Adamu is a very interesting project. He has featured for Austria at youth level.