The Nigerians that won the FIFA U-20 World Cup for England, who are still eligible to play for Nigeria, have been urged by a former England and Manchester City right back, Danny Mills to shun Nigeria and continue playing for England.
As many as six Nigerians who featured in the English team that won the World Cup are still eligible to represent Nigeria, including Dominic Solanke who was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament.
Others include Ademola Lookman, Josh Onomah, Fikayo Tomori, Seyi Ojo and Ovie Ejaria, who even trained with Nigeria’s U-17 team of 2013, but left the camp because of pressure from his former team, Arsenal.
Mills, who was a guest analyst of the BBC during the final game against Venezuela said: “Again, I’m going to be biased but if you have the opportunity to play for England, you have to take it.
“The quality of England, for me, far outweighs the chances you will have for Nigeria. OK, you might go to the African Nation of Cup; you might pick up a medal.
“But in terms of competitions that really matter on the world stage, the Europeans, the World Cup…England would be your first port of call.”