The Nigeria Football Federation is ‘winning the race’ to land the duo of Chuba Akpom and Moses Odubajo for the Super Eagles, fcnaija.com has been reliably informed.
The NFF have been talking to the youngsters about a future with Nigeria, and talks have now advanced to the point where both players could be included in Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers starting in October.
“We are making progress and winning the race to get Chuba Akpom and Moses Odubajo to come play for Nigeria,” a top NFF official told fcnaija.com.
“While I am not sure when we can get them to play for us, but we are hoping it can be as early as the when the World Cup qualifiers begin.”
Arsenal forward Akpom is an England youth international and spent the last season on loan at Hull City in the Championship and is still eligible to represent the Super Eagles.
It is the same with Odubajo, who plays predominantly as a right-back for Hull City but can also play as a right-midfielder.
The Glass House earlier this year got another Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi to commit his international future to Nigeria when he played in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt, though he had played in friendly matches against Congo and Cameroon last year.