By Edward Ejoh/Agency Reports
Arsenal’s 17-year-old Nigerian-born goalkeeper Ovie Ejeheri is eligible to play for England, Nigeria and Uganda; Hale End academy graduate a subject of interest of a number of Premier League clubs.
The 17 year old youth prodigy may dump Nigeria due to the poor handling of football in the country,EAGLE EYE WATCH reports.
England, Nigeria and Uganda are involved in a three-way struggle to secure the services of Arsenal’s highly-rated teenage ‘keeper Ovie Ejeheri.
The FA is keen not to lose out on the promising 17-year old and have called him up to join their age group goalkeeper training camps in December.
Ejeheri was born in Greenwich, London and is eligible to play for England, Nigeria and Uganda.
Having been at Arsenal’s academy since the age of five, Ejeheri is yet to sign a professional contract. He is currently a second-year scholar and could be offered a professional deal in the coming years if he impresses the academy coaches.
Ejeheri, whose football role model is Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon, also talked about his future and the heights he would love to reach.
“My goal in the next three years is to play regular first-team football at club level and represent England or Nigeria at international level,” he told Goal.com.
“I look forward to the challenges of professional and international football at the highest level.”
Ovie Ejeheri may join other Nigerian born professional footballers like Uche Ikpeazu of English championship side Wycombe Wanderers who jettisoned the Super Eagles of Nigeria for the Cranes of Uganda last October.