Dons star Sone Aluko has been called up by Nigeria to play in this Friday evening's full international friendly against the Republic of Ireland.
The 20-year-old, capped at all levels up to and including Under 19 by England, says it was a tough choice to switch allegiance but one that he made with the full support of his family. "Although I was born in London, my family are from Nigeria and it was a tough choice to make.
"However, the call from Nigeria was too strong to turn down and the chance to be involved at full international level, and possibly World Cup qualifiers, at my age was one I could not pass by. I spoke it through with my family and they are completely behind my decision, which was one made from the heart as well as the head."
Following Friday's match, Nigeria face France in Saint Etienne on June 2 and then two 2010 Fifa World Cup qualifying matches later in the month against Kenya and Tunisia.
Sone's elder sister, Eniola is also a footballer and plays for England at full international level.
mvp wrote:Even if he plays at Hull, for me, he is stil one of the best prospects in the world... He had an fantastic season in Rangers and i think his attack skill should be a little higher, at least 77...
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