Nigerian German-born Defender, Torunarigha, Set to Represent Nigeria Following FIFA Backed Nationality Switch

Nigerian German-born defender Jordan Torunarigha is set to play for Nigeria Super Eagles team, after his switch of nationality was approved by FIFA.

The decision follows a formal request made by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to FIFA, seeking Torunarigha’s eligibility to wear Nigerian colours

The Nigerian born who plays as a defender for First Division A club Gent, is the son of former Nigerian footballer Ojokojo Torunarigha, who played for the Super Eagles in the 90s, and the brother of current footballer Junior Torunarigha.

Previously, having represented Germany at youth levels, Torunarigha’s monumental decision to switch to Nigeria’s Super Eagles, marks a significant turning point in his football journey.

There are reports that Torunarigha could be included in Nigeria’s squad for next month’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe.

SOURCE: Soccernet


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