DiegwuSports can exclusively confirm that Teenage forward Alex Chidomere is set to switch his international allegiance.
Alex Chidomere who has represented Ukraine at the Under 18 level made this disclose in an exclusive interview with DiegwuSports over the weekend.
The teenager revealed that his decision was influenced by his father and the Super Eagles recent exploits at the AFCON and against Ukraine.
‘I would love to represent Nigeria. I have always admired the Super Eagles. My dad talks a lot about it and we always watch their matches on TV. Last summer, the AFCON was wonderful especially that match against Cameroon. The whole social media was buzzing. I will one day love to play for the Super Eagles at that stage’
‘The team was recently in Ukraine for a friendly and I watched them with pride. It will be an honor to play for Nigeria if given the chance’ Chidomere told DiegwuSports.
Alex Chidomere who has a Nigerian father from Imo State and an Ukrainian mother became the 1st player of color to represent Ukraine at junior level. An achievement the youngster is proud and grateful of.
‘It was an honor. When I 1st got the call up to represent Ukraine, I didn’t quite believe because I never knew that people of color were to be given a chance to play for the national teams at any level. However, I am so grateful and proud for the opportunity and I won’t forget that.’
Chidomere who can operate as an attacking midfielder and a striker is yet to get his 1st professional contract but has been approached by Ukrainian giants Shaktar Donetsk and Dynamo Kiev while his current club FC Obolon Brovar are still hopeful the youngster will remain and sign his 1st contract with them.
Despite the media attention given to him in Ukraine, Chidomere says he is no rush to decide his future.
“It’s wonderful hearing that big clubs such as Shaktar and Dynamo are interested in me. However, I am not in a rush to decide, I just want to concentrate on my studies and also performing well with my current club FC Obolon Brovar. At the right time, my agent, my family and I will decide.’
Name: Alex Chidomere
Date of birth: 12/08/2002
Position: Center attack midfielder/ Center Forward
Age: 17 years of age
July 2019— present: FC Obolon Brovar (Ukraine)
September 2017—June 2019: Obolon Football Academy (Ukraine)
September 2016—September 2017: RVUFK Football Academy (Ukraine)
December 2015—September 2016: Peremozhets/Mal Football Academy (Ukraine)
December 2013—December 2015: Dynamo Football Academy (Ukraine)
July 2009–December 2013: Obolon Football Academy (Ukraine)
Key skills and strengths
•Dribbling and Passing
Winner international youth tournament Vaclav Jezek 2019