Nigerian duo set for England debut

Naija Players Abroad By: Ayodeji Tunde | 05/05/2017

Fejiri Okenabirhie

Nigeria is set to lose fresh set of youngsters to England following the inclusion of the duo of James Alabi (Chester) and Fejiri Okenabirhie (Dagenham & Redbridge) in the England C squad.

The England national football C team is the football team that represents England at non-league level.

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England C boss Paul Fairclough picked a 17 man squad for the games against Panjab FA and Jersey FA and only one player picked has been part of the set-up before.

The match against Panjab FA takes place on 28th May. It was due to take place at Kidderminster Harriers. It has now been moved to Solihull Moors ground.

The same squad will then face Jersey FA on Tuesday, May 30 as an FA representative XI.

It is understood that Nigerian officials had before now tried to woo Alabi a former Arsenal youth-teamer over committing his international future to Nigeria rather than England.

That may have suffered a setback with this latest development.


The England C squad.

 George Carline (Solihull Moors), Dan Maguire (Blyth Spartans), Morgan Ferrier (Boreham Wood), Harry Vince (Boston United), James Alabi (Chester), Fejiri Okenabirhie (Dagenham & Redbridge), David Ferguson (Darlington), Darren McQueen (Ebbsfleet United),  Ryan Croasdale & Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers), Callum Howe (Lincoln City), Kevin Lokko (Maidstone United), Keaton Wood (Dartford), Jack Powell (Ebbsfleet United), Gus Mafuta & James Montgomery (Gateshead), Bobby-Joe Taylor (Maidstone United)