Startling information from England indicates
that Liverpool’s Nigeria-born winger, Jordon
Ibe may have turned his back on an offer to
line out for the Super Eagles, despite a visit by
new head coach, Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh
earlier this week.
In contrast with initial reports from Nigeria
Football Federation (NFF) that Oliseh had
convinced Ibe to don the green-and-white
instead of stepping into senior international
commitments with England, the fast-rising
youngster has apparently made up his mind to
snub his father’s country.
This is sequel to an exposé by British
community newspaper, Liverpool Echo, which
reports that Ibe, who has 10 appearances for
England at youth level, has already spoken of
his preference for a future with his country of
The report states categorically that the 19-
year-old winger is committed to play for
England at full senior level, despite interest
from Nigeria, though the youngster, who was
born in Bermondsey, is eligible for the Eagles
through his father’s nationality.