Lagos - World football –governing body, FIFA, has cleared former Swiss U-20 player Steven Archibong Effiong Ukoh to represent Nigeria at senior international level.
The versatile midfielder, born on 19th June, 1991 to Nigerian parents in Berne, Switzerland, currently plays for Biel-Bienne FC in the European country.
Ukoh represented Switzerland at U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-20 levels between 2006 and 2010, but had a change of mind thereafter and opted to wear the green-white-green at senior international level.
His father, Archibong Effiong Ukoh and mother, Helene hail from Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom State.
By the decision of a single judge of the FIFA Players’ Status Committee on 4th December, 2014, Steven Ukoh was cleared to switch his nationality from Switzerland to Nigeria, NFF media officer Ademola Olajire said.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.