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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed optimism about the nationality switch of Chelsea FC defender Ola Aina, who in the past played for the youth teams of England.

Ola Aina and his dad
Ola Aina and his dad

Aina was one of the English-bred Nigerian players who showed up for last month’s camping in London after the Eagles’ vs Burkina Faso failed to materialise.

Coach Gernot Rohr has shown his likeness for the rightwing back and nurses the intention of inviting the lad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa at the Nest of Champions in Uyo.

AOIFootball.com further gathered that the switch is expected to materialise before the game as they anticipate Aina, who has shown interest to play for Nigeria, to be eligible for the game.

 

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