Manchester United Tosin Kehinde is set to pledge his allegiance for Nigeria as he was photographed shaking hands with Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr ahead of their London friendly with Serbia.
Rohr recently extended open invitations to players in abroad who had Nigerian traits and the United U-23 player has made a bold step in determining his future.
Kenhinde expressed his gratitude to his Nigerian supporters last month, and felt confident he was close to making his United senior debut.
“It feels good to have that kind of support back home. “I’ve come close on occasion. All I need to do is continue to work hard. “Of course I’d be elated to play at the World Cup. It’s every footballers dream. Playing at any level for Nigeria would bring me pride. But I believe in myself enough to know I can bring something great to the Super Eagles first team,” he said.
Kehinde trained with the United first-team earlier this season and has played 15 times for the Under-23’s in the Premier League 2.
His strike at Chelsea in September was nominated for the club’s goal of the month competition. Victor Moses converted a penlty kick that handed the Super Eagles a morale boosting 1-0 victory over Poland. Gabriel Okechukwu, Mikel Agu and Junior Ajayi are all expected to make an appearance at The Hive where the Super Eagles will square up against the Serbian national team.