OLA AINA MIGHT SWITCH ALLEGIANCE TO NIGERIA VERY SOON

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Chelsea youngster Ola Aina has gone through the youth ranks with England, but the 20-year-old might switch allegiance to Nigeria.

He has dual citizenship and is eligible to play for England the country of his birth, or Nigeria (his dad’s origin).

According to The Guardian Nigeria, Aina was invited to join the Nigerian squad for a training match on Monday, for assessment by the technical crew.

Although the match has been called off following Burkina Faso’s inability to get some of their players to England, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it is working on ensuring the player becomes eligible to play for the Eagles starting with the African Nations Cup and Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

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