5 foreign players you never knew are of Nigerian Descent

Tella smiling [Image Wikipedia]
1. Nathan Adewale Temitayo Tella

Adewale Tella is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Southampton.
Born in Stevenage, England to Nigerian parents.  He is 22 years old and was previously at Arsenal and made no league appearance.
He is currently eligible to play for Nigerian Or England as he hasn’t been capped for any of the National teams yet.


Obafemi trains before a match [Image Premier League]
2. Michael Oluwadurotimi Obafemi

Michael Obafemi[tps_header][/tps_header] is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a striker for the EFL Championship club Swansea City on loan from Southampton in the English Premier League. He was born in Dublin, Ireland to Nigerian immigrant parents. He has appeared at various youth levels for Ireland and also made 1 senior appearance for them.
He is still eligible to play for Nigeria according to FIFA rules.


Adam Idah smiles at a camera     [Image Wikipedia]
3. Adam Idah

Idah is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Norwich City and the Republic of Ireland national team. Born in Cork, Ireland to a Nigerian father and Irish mother. He is 20 years old and has made 10 senior appearances for the Irish National team

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4. Abdul-Nasir Oluwatosin Oluwadoyinsolami Adarabioyo is an English professional footballer who plays as a center-back for EFL Championship club Fulham. Adarabioyo was born in Manchester, England, to parents of Nigerian lineage and is the youngest of three siblings. His oldest brother, Gbolahan, serves as his representative while Fisayo Adarabioyo is also a footballer who currently plays for Altrincham. All three brothers formerly formed part of Manchester City’s youth ranks


Tosin in action for his side [Image Wikipedia]
5. Ayomide Bamidele Akinola

Bamidele Akinola is a professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Major League Soccer club Toronto FC. Born in the United States and raised in Canada, he was formerly a youth international and one-time senior international for the United States. He represents the Canada national team. Born in Detroit, Michigan to Nigerian parents.

The future of Nigerian football is indeed looking bright and all the NFF need to do now is to engage their representatives in order to convince them into committing their future to Nigeria.

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