Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr said Aina, who can
play at right-back or left-back, could now line up in
Yaounde as the Super Eagles look for a second
victory in four days over Cameroon.
“FIFA have approved Ola Aina, who can now play
for Nigeria,” Rohr was quoted as saying by
Aina, who is on a season-long loan at Hull from
Chelsea, was brought in by the Eagles coach to fill
the gaps in the full-back positions.
The player was born in London to Nigerian parents.
Although he has a Nigerian passport, he has
represented England at various junior levels and so
needed to apply to change his international
Rohr had hoped to use Aina in the first clash against
Cameroon but the FIFA clearance did not arrive on
Nigeria have nine points from three matches in
Group B of the African qualifiers, while Zambia are
second on four points and Cameroon remain on two