Chelsea star, Ike Ugbo, has commenced the process to switch international allegiance from England to Nigeria.
The end result of the process would see Ugbo donning the Green-white-Green colours of Nigeria’s national team, Super Eagles soon.
Ugbo was born in England and has represented the Three Lions at both the Under-17 and Under-20 level, scoring seven goals 20 appearances.
However, the 22-year-old qualifies to play for Nigeria through his parents and has decided to represent the three-time African champions.
Chelsea loanee Ike Ugbo has confirmed that he has commenced the process of switching international allegiance to Nigeria.
The 22-year-old striker is having a stellar season at Cercle Brugge – the club he's currently on loan at. pic.twitter.com/3wfvJ3wG54
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Speaking in an interview with Belgium newspaper, HLN, Ugbo revealed he has started the process of switching allegiance and would love to play for Nigeria at the 2022 World Cup.
“The paperwork is not quite in order yet, but my agent is working on it”, the striker reveals. “Playing a World Cup is every footballer’s dream, isn’t it?” Ugbo told HLN.
Ugbo is currently on loan at Cercle Brugge from Chelsea, which has proven to be a success so far. The 22-year-old attacker has scored ten league goals in 16 games in the Belgian top-flight this season.