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Iwobi, Okocha behind my decision to play for Nigeria – Kehinde

By Augustine Akhilomen

Manchester United youth team player, Tosin Kehinde has revealed that his decision to play for Nigeria was inspired by the duo of Alex Iwobi and Austine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha.

Kehinde who has played for the under age teams of the Red Devils hasn’t featured for Jose Mourinho’s senior team in the Premier League.

Having met with the some officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the young forward stated that he would love to be part of the national team settings and if possible play in the Super Eagles.

“Nigeria has always been a part of me,” he said . “I was born there. My whole family are
Nigerian. I come from a very strong Nigerian background so the influence has always been
around me.

“When you are growing up, when you see players like Jay Jay Okocha, how good he was
and the current crop of players such as Alex Iwobi and Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, the
desire to get the opportunity to play for Nigeria has always been there really.”

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