Nigeria coach Shaibu Amodu will try to persuade Nedum Onuoha to represent his team at international level.

The Manchester City defender played for the England Under-21 side at this year's European championship but has not yet won a full cap for the senior side.

Onouha has dual nationality and is eligible to represent Nigeria after a Fifa vote in June removed the age limit on changing national teams.

He was initially approached by the country of his birth in 2007 but turned the offer down.


This could be a big concern for the club given I'm sure Onouha is lined up to replace Kolo Toure whilst he is set to be away on African Nations duty.

Whilst he is an under-21 international and has all the tools to eventually make the step up to senior level for England there is no guarantee of this, and it is a position England are strong in.

No news from Onouha on a likely decision so far, but whilst the decision will be a tough one, the lure from Nigeria must undoubtedly be strong.