Brentford star Moses Odubajo has opted to commit his international future to Nigeria over his country of birth, England.
The versatile fullback has long been on the radar of the Nigeria Football Federation and was first approached to represent the Dream Team back in 2014 but club commitments prevented him from attending a training camp in Abuja.
Odubajo was the first choice on a list of potential targets for the then problematic Super Eagles right back position but he suffered a long-term injury which kept him on the sidelines for two years.
Foreign-born trio Brian Idowu, Tyronne Ebuehi and Ola Aina were later convinced by the Nigerian Federation to play for the Super Eagles after question marks were raised about Odubajo’s fitness.
The 25-year-old’s injury problems are over and has figured for Brentford in seven of their last eight games in the Championship.
His representatives, USM Agency, have assured that he’ll accept an invitation to play for the Super Eagles if called up for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles in March 2019.
Although Odubajo earned six England U20 caps, no paperwork is needed before he switches allegiance to Nigeria as all the games were international friendlies.