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Jordon Ibe says picking England ahead of Nigeria is the 'best choice'

16 September 2015, 13:23

Liverpool winger, Jordon Ibe, has finally opted to play for England ahead of Nigeria after he publicly declared his intentions to don the colours of the Three Lions ahead of the Super Eagles and feels it’s the best choice.

Ibe, who has played for the England under-21 team is eligible to play for the Super Eagles and has been courted in recent months by the Nigeria Football Federation and head coach, Sunday Oliseh.

However, Ibe may never get to dorn the green-white-green after he revealed to his club's official website his intentions to play for the 1966 World Cup winners.

Also read: Nigeria finally loses Jordon Ibe to England

“It was my choice and it feels the right choice for me,” he said to Liverpool’s official website.

“I was born here and have played in the younger age groups. I want to take it up to the first team one day.

“[Playing for the Under-21s] was great and I enjoyed myself. I felt as though [Liverpool team-mate] Joe Gomez and I did well. It was a great experience and I am looking forward to the coming games.

“You want to represent your country well. Even at times when you have not got games for Liverpool, doing well with England is vital.”

Ibe, who spent time on loan with Derby County last season, has played at least some part in all five of Liverpool’s Premier League games in 2015-16, starting two of them.

A top official of the NFF spoke to News24 on the development on Tuesday night.

“I don’t really see it as such a big miss. I also hope for his sake, that Ibe does not end up like Gabby Agbolahor and co who went on to represent England without any real fruits to show for it,” the NFF member told News24.

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