U-20 World Cup: Why Solanke, Lookman, Ejaria should snub Nigeria for England – Mills


Former England international, Danny Mills, has urged England U-20 World Youth Championship winning players who are eligible for Nigeria, to shun any idea of playing for the African country.

As many as six players who played for England at the U-20 World Cup are eligible to represent Nigeria, including Dominic Solanke who emerged as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament .

Others include Ademola Lookman, Josh Onomah, Fikayo Tomori, Seyi Ojo and Ovie Ejaria, who even trained with Nigeria’s U-17 team of 2013, but left the camp because of pressure from his former team, Arsenal.

Danny Mills who was a guest analyst of the BBC during the final game against Venezuela, said: “Again, I’m going to be biased but if you have the opportunity to play for England, you have to take it.

“The quality of England, for me, far outweighs the chances you will have for Nigeria. OK, you might go to the African Cup of Nations, you might pick up a medal.

 “But in terms of competitions that really matter on the world stage, the Europeans, the World Cup…England would be your first port of call.”