Is it not late for Bukayo Saka to play for Nigeria? The Arsenal star has been included in Englandteam for their upcoming games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark. England will slug it out with the Welsh side in a friendly at Wembley on October 8 before taking on the Red Devils and the Danish team in Nations League encounters.
Before now, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick had previously stated the three-time African champions will not beg the 19-year-old to play for the country. “Saka is an excellent prospect but we have other players in his position who are playing so well,” Pinnick said. “We have talents everywhere so we won’t beg people to play for Nigeria. It is about ardour and fervour, If it’s their desire and they merit it, they’ll be given a chance to represent Nigeria. “The NFF were also unable to convince Chelsea duo Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham to commit their future to Nigeria under 23.