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2010: Onuoha wants to play for Nigeria but…

England youth  international and Manchester City defender,  Nedum Onuoha said that he needs to play more for his club in their remaining six games to stand a chance of playing for Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup.

Onuoha declared that he was keen to hear from Nigerian officials. But he stated that unless he proves himself, there is no way he could make Lars Lagerback’s list for the World Cup.

“I would like to play in the remaining six games for City.

“If I did  maybe the chance would be there to play for Nigeria. But if I am not playing week in, week out, I wouldn’t expect to receive a call from anyone because that wouldn’t be right. “Everyone wants to play in the World Cup, but things have to be right and you have to be selected.

“A lot of people are talking about it as though it is an option but I have never been called up.”

Onuoha was born in Nigeria, but moved to England when he was just seven. He reached the final of European Championship with the England under-21 team and was looking for a chance to star for the senior England team.


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