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4 Foreign Born Soccer Players That Chose Africa (Nigeria)

1. William Troost-Ekong.

Born in the Netherlands, to a Nigerian father and Dutch mother, William Troost-Ekong chose to play for the Super Eagles over Holland for his international career. After playing his first game for Nigeria in 2015, Troost-Ekong now has 48 caps for Nigeria.

Recently, William Troost-Ekong said the decision to play for Nigeria was his best decision ever. Undoubtedly, his solid presence in defence compliments the Super Eagles’ famous attack.

2. Tyronne Ebuehi.

Spending his youth in the Netherlands, Tyronne Ebuehi made a bold choice to represent Nigeria over Holland for his international soccer career. Ebuehi qualifies for The Super Eagles as his father is Nigerian. Having played successfully in Holland, Portugal, and Italy, there are more solid performances ahead for this young African right-back.

3. Maduka Okoye.

Young Nigerian goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is showing how much of an asset he is in goals. At only twenty-one years of age, Okoye already has 8 caps for his national side and has the opportunity to be listed as one of his country's greats. With a Nigerian father and German mother, it was undoubtedly the best decision to opt for Nigeria over Germany for his career.

4. Semi Ajayi.

A youth product from Charlton Athletic in England, Ajayi would continue his skills at some of Europe’s major clubs. Having Nigerian parents, Semi decided to represent Nigeria in international soccer.

Known for his solid defending and his box-to-box style of play, the defensive midfielder plays an instrumental role when playing for the Super Eagles. Sadly, Semi Ajayi’s club West Brom, unfortunately, was relegated last season. However, the Nigerian maestro looks to return his club to the top division soon.

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