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Blackpool starlet chooses Nigeria over England

19 June 2015, 14:22

London - Although he is eligible to represent England, Blackpool starlet Bright Osayi-Samuel has pledged his international future to the Super Eagles.

The teenager was born in Nigeria to Nigerian parents before he immigrated to the United Kingdom at the age of 10 after spending some time in Spain, where his dad resides till date.

''I'll be honored to play for any nation possible but I'd rather play for Nigeria because it's where my mum and dad are from and I don't want to forget my roots,'' Bright Osayi-Samuel said to news24

''I have always enjoyed the Africa Cup of Nations and it's something I'd love to play in hopefully.

''And the Nigerian team always gives young players chances so that's significant for me.''

Also read: Blackpool winger Bright Osayi-Samuel on radar of ManU, Reading

A winger by trade, Osayi-Samuel has picked Chelsea's Nigeria international Victor Moses and Barcelona's Neymar as his role models.

''I love watching Victor Moses, I'm known to be very skillful and quick.

''I also love watching Neymar a lot. I learn all my skills from him. Watching him on TV and just trying to copy it on the field.

''As a winger I would say I am skillful, quick and have an eye for goal,'' the Blackpool number 43 added.

Bright Osayi-Samuel debuted for Blackpool in their 1- 0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on March 7.

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