Highly-Rated Chelsea Right-Back Abu Wants To Play For Nigeria

Published on: 30 October 2019

highly-rated Chelsea right-back Derrick Abu has made himself available for selection for the Nigeria youth teams though he is eligible to represent England at international level.

The skillful fullback wanted to play for the Golden Eaglets at the 2019 U17 World Cup but failed to establish contact with the Nigeria Football Federation and coach Manu Garba.


Abu won't be age-eligible to play for the Nigeria U17s at the World Cup two years from now, so the best bet is for him to be invited to the Flying Eagles if approached by the Nigerian Federation.

Born December 18, 2003, the defender, who has been likened to Liverpool and England starlet Trent Alexander-Arnold, is eligible to sign scholarship forms with Chelsea before the start of the 2020-2021 season.

One of the hottest young prospects at the Chelsea Academy, Abu was included in The Blues matchday squad for the ongoing game against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the U18 Premier League Cup.

Abu's Chelsea U16 teammate, Adrian Akande was part of the Golden Eaglets squad to the U17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania.