Dominic Solanke set to play for Nigeria in 2017

Reports  indicate that Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke could make his international debut for the Super Eagles when they play a friendly match against the Teranga Lions of Senegal in March 2017.

The Guardian newspapers, citing an unnamed source at the Nigeria Football Federation, has sensationally claimed that Solanke is in line for a shock call-up to Gernot Rohr’s side during the next international break.

The Nigerian newspaper has also claimed that Jordon Ibe, Kelvin Akpoguma, Chuba Akpom, Karim Onisowo and Ola Aina will be called up for the international friendly.

The Nigeria Football Federation had earlier approached the Blues wonder kid to turn out for Nigeria rather than England, but he snubbed their overtures as he fancies his chances with the Three Lions.

Born in Reading 19 years ago, Solanke has played for the U16, U17, U18, U19 and U21 national teams of England, but can still represent the Super Eagles if the grandfather rule is invoked since he has not played competitively for the English senior team.


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