Algeria could end up convincing Reading midfielder Michael Olise to flee Nigeria’s Super Eagles and stake his international future in the North African country.
Olise is eligible to play for the Nigeria national team as well as the Desert Foxes at the senior level as he was born to an Algerian mother and a Nigerian father.
Having been a part of the France Under-18 squad before, the teenage sensation was having agreed to pledge allegiance to his homeland, but that won’t happen without some level of competition from the reigning champions. of AFCON.
Owngoal claims the youngster has already had a chat with Gernot Rohr and that is why he has been named among the players pending in the guest list for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Liberia next month .
The Eagles coach, however, blamed his reserve status on the player’s travel restrictions caused by the deadly coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the player has agreed to meet with representatives of the Fennecs after the season ends next month, as sources say they plan to sell their idea to the midfielder.
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The 19-year-old would feel indifferent in contact with the North African country as he has already given his word to the Nigerian Football Federation and Rohr.