6 Nigerians who helped England win the U-20 World Cup – Ademola Lookman, Solanke and others
England is the current champion of the U-20 FIFA World Cup after defeating their Venezuelan counterpart in the final which ended with 1-0.
Nigerians became more interested in England team after discovering that six Nigerians were part of the team which made the winning possible.
The World Cup win in Korea was England’s first international trophy of any king when Sir Alf Ramsey led the nation to the 1966 World Cup trophy.
Online Naija is listing the 6 Nigerian players who played for the England under 20 team during the tournament.
Here are the names and brief about the players
1. Sheyi Ojo Oluwaseyi Babajide
“Sheyi” Ojo, 19, is already playing for the Liverpool first team with 13 appearances to his name in all competitions.
Played in four matches including the final as England won the title. Has suggested in the past that he could represent Nigeria.
2. Josh Onomah
Fans of the Premier League and Tottenham Hotspur would recognize Joshua Oghenetega Peter “Josh” Onomah. The 20-year-old has made more than 30 appearances for Spurs since his debut in 2014 though he is yet to become a regular starter.
Mostly played as a back-up at the World Cup and have never indicated a desire to play for Nigeria.
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