The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), has reportedly cleared six players with dual nationality to switch allegiance to Nigeria senior national team.
According to a top official of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), out of the total of eight players that applied to switch allegiance to Nigeria, so far six have been approved by FIFA to play for Nigeria.
“Six of the eight players who applied for a switch have been given the go ahead by FIFA. The other two will hopefully get their own soon but before then we have forwarded the names Gernot Rohr. He has the final say,” the top NNF source told OwnGoalNigeria.
When pressed further to reveal the names of the players, he gave a hint instead but didn’t mention their names insisting that at the right time it will be made public.
The source told OwnGoalNigeria; “We don’t want fans to put the coach under pressure so giving out names won’t be appropriate but I can tell you the six include a player who has played for Germany at several youth levels and another one who has played for England as well.”
NFF had a few days ago written to FIFA asking if to give approval for Ademola Lookman to feature for Nigeria in the AFCON QUALIFIERS.