England Calls Up 10 Nigeria-Eligible Players

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Nigeria are on the verge of loosing Bukayo Saka to the Three Lions Of England, but they have a chance on 9 other Nigeria-eligible players called by England's youth teams.

The English Football Association have finalized the rosters for the Three Lions and Young Lions ahead of international fixtures this month.

As many as ten Nigeria-eligible players were part of a large contingent of players of dual nationality called up by England’s U21, U20, U19 and U18 teams. 

Arsenal versatile player Bukayo Saka is in line to become cap-tied to his country of birth after receiving a maiden call-up to the Three Lions.

His contributions were sought for UEFA Nations League matches against Belgium and Denmark and a friendly against Wales.

Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze also found a place in England’s U21 roster.

Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, West Ham center back Ajibola Alese and Hamburg winger Xavier Amaechi have received maiden call-ups to England’s U20 squad.

The trio will join Lee Carsley’s side for an international friendly against Wales on October 13.

Arsenal midfielder Miguel Azeez and PSV Eindhoven winger Noni Madueke are in line to make their debuts for England U19s when they face Scotland in a double header at St. George’s Park in October.

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Madueke has been in brilliant form in the new season, netting his first senior goal and setting up three others in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Arsenal fullback Daniel Oyegoke, Aston Villa midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka and Manchester City winger Samuel Edozie have been invited to participate in an U18s training camp for six days at St. George’s Park.

Ten Nigeria-Eligible Players Called Up By England

1) Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) – Three Lions

2) Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) – U21

3) Folarin Balogun (Arsenal)  – U20

4) Ajibola Alese (West Ham) – U20

5) Xavier Amaechi (Hamburg) – U20

6) Miguel Azeez (Arsenal) – U19

7) Noni Madueke (PSV) – U19

8) Daniel Oyegoke (Arsenal) – U18

9) Carney Chukwuemeka (Aston Villa) – U18

10) Sam Edozie (Manchester City) – U18


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