England youth international Seyi Ojo has turned down an offer from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to play for the Nigeria U-23s at the Olympics in Rio, Owngoalnigeria.com can reveal.
Ojo was contacted by a board member of the NFF Barrister Chris Green on the orders of the coach of Nigeria U-23s Samson Siasia but after speaking with the family of the 18-year-old he failed to convince them regarding a switch of nationality for the lad who has played for England at two-age levels.
The parents of Ojo made it known to Green that their son is however open to the idea of playing for Nigeria in the future but at this stage of his career it’s best for him to focus on his club career.
Last season he was recalled from his loan deal with English Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers by Liverpool to provide cover for their first team after injuries left them short in key areas in their forward line.
He ended up making a total of 11 appearances for the Reds in all competitions with one goal to his name as they ended up as runners’ up in the Europa League after losing 3-1 to Sevilla in the final.