Sammy Ameobi wants to play in Nigeria’s team.
The 22-year-old Newcastle-born winger has played international football for England’s Under-21 side, but having travelled to the World Cup finals in Brazil to watch Shola, he has decided to switch allegiance.
Shola also played for England at Under-21 level.
Sammy Ameobi: “It wasn’t a difficult decision, because I decided to follow my heart and I think it’s the right thing to do.
“I saw Shola at the World Cup, and for him to play at a major tournament like that is a big motivation.
“It would be nice to play beside Shola, but I need to work extremely hard at club level to get the attention of the Nigerian coaches.
“The country has a lot of talent. I just want to do well and hopefully get a chance with the Super Eagles.”