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Ike Ugbo Switches Allegiance From England To Nigeria

KRC Genk forward Ike Ugbo is few steps away from switching his allegiance to Nigeria from England.

The former Chelsea forward won U-20 Toulon tournament with the country of birth, but it appeared the youngster stand no chance of representing England at the senior level.

As reported by Sport/Voetbal Magazine, Ugbo, who born and raised in England by Nigerian parents, admitted playing at the World Cup is his dream and hopes to achieve that with the Super Eagles.

“I choose Nigeria,” the 22-year-old younsgter said. “We are currently preparing the papers.

“The upcoming World Cup (Qatar 2022) will play its part in this (decision).I think I have more chances with Nigeria than with England.

“I also grew up with images of the national team and always followed their strikers, especially the boys who came to England.”

Ugbo joined Genk last month on a four-year deal from Chelsea after four years of various loans of varying success.

He grew at Chelsea Academy before finding his way to the team’s U18 and U19 levels before being loaned to various second and third divisions.

He recovered his top form at Roda JC in the Dutch second division two seasons ago, and build on that with a successful loan last season at Cercle Brugge in the Belgian first division.

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