Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria dumps England for Nigeria


Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria who has played for England at the youth levels has committed his international future to Nigeria.

Ejaria was born to Nigerian parents in London where he grew up and started his football career.

Although he trained with the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria in 2013, Ejaria went on to play for England at the U20 and U21 levels.


The 22-year-old who joined Liverpool in 2014 was part of the England team that won the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2017.

The midfielder who now plays on loan at Championship side Reading has filed for paperwork with FIFA to complete the process of making himself available for Nigeria.

Ovie Ejaria now plays at Reading on loan from Liverpool (Michael Zamanek/BPI/REX)

It was Nigerian sports journalists Colin Udoh who broke the news on Twitter.

Ovie Ejaria has committed to Nigeria, an @NGSuperEagles team source tells me,” Udoh tweeted.

Paperwork is already with FIFA, and Nigerian passport needs to be renewed. All but settled for the Liverpool man who is on loan at Reading.”

Since he joined Liverpool, Ejaria has played at Sunderland and Rangers on loan.