Arsenal star given Super Eagles call-up condition


The President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has opened the doors for Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka for an opportunity to represent the black nation in nearest future.

Bukayo Saka is one of the revelations this season has produced for the North London outfit as he has moved from being a youth player to laying an important role in the manager Mikel Arteta team, scoring goals and providing assists.

The 20-year-old had represented the young England national teams of U16, U17, and U18 in the past and currently with the U19 team which makes his nationality England at the moment but the fact that he has a Nigerian trace and background, he still has the chance to represent in future.

The NFF boss has therefore stated that the door is opened for Bukayo Saka but the player will have to make the decision as no one will be forced. According to him, the Gunners star will have to switch his allegiance from England to Nigeria before that can happen, noting that there are lots of talents available.

Amaju Pinnick made it clear that the Super Eagles have got players all around the world and call-up will be by performance as the opportunity will only be handed to those that deserve it.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.