Arsenal and England winger, Bukayo Saka, has stated that he was very close to playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of the Three Lions of England.
Saka who travelled to Lagos as part of his holidays after the season has visited lots of orphanages to offer support.
In one of the orphanages he visited, he was asked by a staff of the organization why he decided to choose the English national team ahead of the senior national team of Nigeria.
While answering the question, he said: “I will tell you this. I was very close to playing for one of the youth teams in 2019. It was the wish of my father but things happen and you have to live with your decisions. I feel very much Nigerian and nothing can change that.”
It was also gathered that he is likely to meet with the newly sworn-in president of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in Abuja before he leaves for England.
A staff of the orphanage said: “A visit to the president is on their list but I don’t know if it will be possible. He looks quite a lovely lad and shy. At the orphanage, we couldn’t believe who was next to us. So humble and down to earth.”
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