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“I want to play for Nigeria” – Irish born footballer Emmanuel Osadebe ready to dump Ireland for Super Eagles



Irish footballer, Emmanuel Osadebe has revealed he is able to play for Nigeria, shutting the door on his possibilities of representing the Republic of Eire.


Born in Dundalk, Eire, to Nigerian mother and father, the midfielder is eligible to play for each nations on the worldwide stage.


The previous Tottenham Hotspur schoolboy, 25,  has performed on the youth stage for the Republic of Eire, incomes a first call-up to the U-21 setup in 2015.


Now 25, the midfielder is able to change his allegience to the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria. 


“Eire’s not for me; I wish to play for Nigeria,” Osadebe instructed the Telegraph and Argus.


“I’m nonetheless solely 25 years outdated, and if I’ve an excellent season this yr after which a pair extra larger up, I do know it will possibly occur.


“I consider it can occur, and I hope that being at Bradford begins that course of up, and we maintain shifting up as a result of the objective is to get promotion.”


Osadebe scored three objectives and recorded eight assists in 43 video games for Walsall to earn his transfer to Bradford Metropolis, the place he’ll play underneath former Blackburn boss and Manchester United striker Mark Hughes.

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