Nigeria Woo Chelsea Youngster Ugbo After Missing Out On Abraham, Tomori

October 7, 2019
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Football officials in Nigeria are looking to convince Chelsea youngster Ike  Ugbo to represent the country after losing Tammy Abraham  and Fikayo Tomori to England, reports Completesports.com.

Ugbo, 21, has caught the eye after making a prolific start to his loan spell at Dutch Eerste Divisie  club,  Roda  JC this season.

The young forward scored his fifth goal in eight appearances, in Roda’s 2-1 away win against Telstar on Friday. He has made six  starts for the club.

According to a report in dailymail.co.uk,  Nigeria Football Federation officials were present at the Radobank IJmond Stadion to watch him having stepped up their interest.

Ugbo was  born in Lewisham, south London and is eligible for Nigeria through his parents

He has played for England at U-17 and U-20 levels, helping the latter squad win the 2017 Toulon Tournament.

Nigeria’s hope of having Ugbo’s Stamford Bridge  teammates Abraham and Tomori  play for the country at senior level suffered a hitch after the duo pledged their allegiance to England last week.

The West African nation have in the past made moves for youngsters with dual nationality. The duo of Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina were persuaded to switch and represent Nigeria.

The likes of Chuba Akpom and Sheyi Ojo, who have played for England at youth levels have also made public their intention  of represent Nigeria.

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