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Garba: Door opens for England-based youngsters

UNDER 20 national team coach, Manu Garba, has revealed that the door is open for players with dual nationality to represent the Flying Eagles.
Several Anglo-Nigerian players have opted to defend the colours of Nigeria instead of England in recent times.
But the FIFA Under 17 World Cup – winning manager has stressed that the Flying Eagles hopefuls must be able to bring competition to the team, pointing out that he has an idea of how the squad he is taking to Senegal will look like.
‘’All the good England – based players within the age bracket should contact us and let us know they are interested in playing for the Flying Eagles. Because we already have a team, they have to foot their traveling expenses,’’ Manu Garba told SL10.ng.
‘’They have to prove to us that they can displace the players on ground before they are selected.’’
Subject to the approval of the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Manu Garba will run the rule over the England – based invitees when the camp is opened in the coming weeks.
‘’We have submitted the programme to the Technical Committee of the NFF. Probably before the end of this month, we shall get the approval as it is still being awaited, and we will start preparations,’’ Garba concluded.
It is understood that highly rated Birmingham City midfielder Viv Solomon-Otabor is one of the players that is being considered for the training camp.

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