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AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by robosky02(m): 3:09pm On Jan 14
England-born midfielder, Nathan Tella has confirmed his desire to play for Nigeria.

Tella, who plays for Southampton in the English Premier League, said he is a Nigerian and is ready to play international football.

The 22-year-old confessed that it would be a ‘dream’ to wear the famous green and white colours of Nigeria.

Tella also insisted that he has been keeping tabs on the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Cameroon because of Nigeria and his Southampton teammate Moussa Djenepo, who was in action as Mali defeated Tunisia despite several refereeing mistakes.

The ongoing 2021 AFCON may have played a key role in helping Tella arrive at that major decision.

“I would love to play international football,” Tella told HampshireLive.

“That is always been a dream of mine. If I went away with Nigeria, it would be something new and new experiences bring out the best in players.

“When I look at Che [Adams], I see that he has come back from Scotland as a more mature player. There is no reason why I can’t do that; come back a more mature person.

“Whatever happens in the future, I am just focused on being here and, yes, trying to score goals and help the team win and progress.”

He added: “I am always keeping an eye on AFCON. I am Nigerian, so I always want to focus and watch the games.

“Obviously, when I have any of my teammates (Moussa Djenepo, Mali) out there, I really want to know how they do.

“I am happy he won yesterday, despite the ending, but it was good that he was able to win, and I wish him all the best.”

Tella was born in England to Nigerian parents and he is eligible to feature for the Super Eagles.

https://dailypost.ng/2022/01/14/afcon-england-born-midfielder-confirms-desire-to-play-for-nigeria/

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by Nancybolasimi(f): 7:13pm On Jan 14
Cool

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by GoodHardDick: 7:13pm On Jan 14
Oga, you better don't waste your time playing for Nigeria. Stick with England or any of the European countries angry

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by bencarson007(m): 7:14pm On Jan 14
Everybody wan play for Naija now o

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by maklelemakukula(m): 7:14pm On Jan 14
Make he play for England.
He no sabi play

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by slawormiir: 7:14pm On Jan 14
Damnnn niggar
He mind don dey

Wanna play for the real niggarz of Africa

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by BizBayo: 7:14pm On Jan 14
Nice.... But the guy use style resemble Babayaro abi na Amokachi

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by mikky1995: 7:14pm On Jan 14
Impressive
Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by shuttox: 7:14pm On Jan 14
Tell him that is not easy ooo
Fight for shirt

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by thoollz: 7:14pm On Jan 14
You see the reason why the Super Eagles need to increase the quality of PR to the world. We played like a team last week and that has encouraged European based players to say they want to play for Nigeria.

This happens when you are coached by an expert, a determined person, not someone that wants to sit on a fat wage, who isn't a citizen of your country. Eguavoen was on his feet for almost the entire match dishing out instructions and not looking clueless like the white fowl in the position before him.

Watch out, more players will come forward to commit to Nigeria in the nearest future.

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by Nobody: 7:14pm On Jan 14
E no fit make the Nigerian team list.

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by flemsy15(m): 7:14pm On Jan 14
Baba see sweet football against Egypt and decided this is where he supposed to be.

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by ERF: 7:14pm On Jan 14
Success has many friends smiley kiss

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:15pm On Jan 14
You are welcme to your darling nation Tella.

This is one of the positive minded Nigerian.

Only people that see themselves as animals will dare call our dear Nigeria a zoo
.

God bless Nigeria and all sane. Good, honest and hardworking Nigerians.

Nigeria will succeed.

We Rise.

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by Siberia01(m): 7:15pm On Jan 14
Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by Success957: 7:15pm On Jan 14
How that one take concern me

Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:15pm On Jan 14
BizBayo:
Nice.... But the guy use style resemble Babayaro
True that Bayo.

unitysheart:


Only few knows. Indomie generation won't know.
Hmmmmm, this is deep!

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by EngrHumble(m): 7:15pm On Jan 14
He's welcome to play for Nigeria.

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by Richy4(m): 7:15pm On Jan 14
Very patriotic smiley

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:15pm On Jan 14
Success957:
How that one take concern me
Dem force u click on the thread

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by tyup(m): 7:16pm On Jan 14
Nothing patriotic bout this nigga, knows he stand no chance in the English team, that's the reason for the touching story i've always dream bla bla.

The eagles dont need no top own goal scorer. Thanks angry

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by Mason360(m): 7:16pm On Jan 14
cheesy
Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by Bedtec: 7:16pm On Jan 14
Motor go kill all BMCs weh comment on this post but avoid ones that concerns Buharis failure ... This guy go good for our bench

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by unitysheart(m): 7:16pm On Jan 14
BizBayo:
Nice.... But the guy use style resemble Babayaro abi na Amokachi

Only few knows. Indomie generation won't know.

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by Elidrisy20: 7:17pm On Jan 14
You are welcome
Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by Ikphilz: 7:17pm On Jan 14
That is a good decision

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by Felabrity: 7:18pm On Jan 14
Nigerian Jersey dey enter his eye?

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by Stanleyville(m): 7:18pm On Jan 14
Just focus on your game, improve and let suitors from top clubs come for you.that way we can know you're really crios..gone are those days u play for any kain January team and expect a call up to the super eagle.








Ps: as we dey hot now everybody wan play for eagle.

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Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by FireUpNow(m): 7:19pm On Jan 14
This guy resemble Amokachi the bull oo.
Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by CodedWealth(m): 7:19pm On Jan 14
Js
Re: AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria by Shetemi12(m): 7:19pm On Jan 14
Vote

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