Ex-liverpool Star Ready To Play For Nigeria

Former Liverpool wonderkid Jordon Ibe has not
entirely ruled out the possibility of representing
Nigeria in future, according to reports from his
country of birth, England. The Bournemouth winger refused to pledge his
allegiance to Nigeria when he was approached
by former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh in
2015, saying as at that time that he would
prefer waiting for a call-up to the Three Lions. The Sun has reported that the Nigerian Federation made contact again with Ibe shortly
after his move from Liverpool to Bournemouth
for £15million in 2016 but he wanted to settle
into his new team. Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has offered the
Cherries number 33 a ticket to the 2018 World
Cup if he commits his international future to
Nigeria over England. After finding things tough in his maiden season
at Bournemouth, Ibe has impressed this term,
making 33 appearances in all competitions and
has been directly involved in ten goals ( 2 goals,
8 assists). Former England youth-team stars Alex Iwobi,
Ola Aina and Victor Moses later chose to play
for Nigeria’s senior team and are set to be part
of the country’s 23-man roster for the World
Cup. Born in London, Ibe has represented England’s
U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams and has to file a
one-time switch with FIFA if he decides to suit
up for Nigeria.