Former switzerland junior International Sebastian Osigwe is open to play for Nigeria, DiegwuSports understands.
Sebastian Okoye who currently plays for SC Kriens in the Swiss Challenge League [second division] told DiegwuSports in a whatsapp conversation on Tuesday that he had also notified the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF of his decision.
Sebastien Okoye had initially represented Nigeria at the under 20 level taking part at the 2013 Toulon Invitational under coach John Obuh and played along side Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City. However, he was never called up following that tournament, hence he returned to play for Switzerland the country of his birth at the U-15’s, 16’s and U-18’s levels, but wants to follow the footsteps of his father, Vitalis Osigwe who played for Nigeria in the past.
“Getting a national team call up will be one of the best things that will happen to me in 2020. I want to help the national team fight for major honours and playing for Nigeria has always been my dream.
“Nigeria is in a good group and looking at the quality in the Super Eagles, we’ll surely make it out of the group,” Osigwe told DiegwuSports.
So far this season, Osigwe has played sixteen matches for SC Kriens keeping six clean sheets. He has previously played for FC Luzern, FC Emmenbrucke and Zug 94 all in Switzerland.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s goalkeepers’ trainer Alloy Agu insists the door for new goalkeepers into the Super Eagles is still wide open ahead of the 2022 world cup qualifying campaign but refused to comfirm whether an invitation will be extended to Sebastian Osigwe.
Agu revealed that the technical crew are still hunting for good goalkeepers that can prove stiff competition for the present goalkeepers who have also improved.
“Everything is possible, we are looking around and the more we see, the more we invite into the team and we also making sure that the ones we have are in good shape,” Agu said.
Nigeria was drawn in Group C of Qatar 2022 world cup African zone qualifiers alongside the Central African Republic, Liberia, and Cape Verde.
“That’s what football is all about, the competition will surely make the team better and Nigeria deserved to have the best legs and best hands.