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'There Are Many Players Like Saka In Nigeria'

While Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka is eligible to play for Nigeria, the African nation's football federation has now stated that they will not beg the 18-year-old to play for them.

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Amaju Pinnick, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has insisted that Africa's wealthiest nation will not chase after any footballer to represent the Super Eagles going forward, and added his opinion that the Gunners teenager, who is an England youth international and has impressed in his breakout campaign with the London club this season, is not a unique talent.

"There are many players that play like Bukayo Saka in Nigeria. We don't want to go begging any player," Pinnick said, as per ESPN FC.

Another source inside the NFF said that dual-citizen players will no longer automatically be invited and called up to represent Nigeria.

"The Super Eagles is a very prestigious brand and we need to keep it that way. Just because a player is born or raised abroad does not mean they should automatically be invited," the source told ESPN FC.

"We will monitor them, and those who are good enough and fit into the areas that the team needs will be approached, but after that, it all be up to them to come back to us if they are interested.

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"If they do, we all work with them through the process of change of nationality. If they don't, we will wish them well."

Who do you think Saka should play senior international football for, Nigeria or England? Have your say in the comments section below.

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