Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Joshua Oluwayemi is ready to dump his country of birth, England to pledge his international future to Nigeria ahead of the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland.
The 18-year-old London-born comes from a family of goalkeepers as his father, Abiodun Ogunyemi, was a goalkeeper for Ogun State University and attended Federal Government College Odogbolu, while his younger brother, Tobi is also a goalkeeper for the North London outfit
Oluwayemi is learning to be a top goalkeeper under the tutelage of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal legend Pat Jennings, and the teenager has hinted that he will gladly accept an invitation from Golden Eaglet coach Manu Garba to play for the West African nation if the Nigeria Football Federation made an approach for him to represent his father's land.
The goalkeeper said via Sporty Leagues: "If Nigeria comes for me, then I’ll go but at the moment I am focusing on England youth, and then Nigeria first”.
On playing the first game at the new Spurs Stadium, he further said: "It’s a very good experience, I am happy to see a lot of fans and the crowd coming over to support us, It was a good result.”
Oluwayemi has featured for England at U15 and U16 levels.