FIFA clears junior German international, Torunarigha for Super Eagles
Hertha Berlin defender, Jordan Torunarigha, has received FIFA’s all clears to play for Nigeria senior national team, Super Eagles, Orient Sports reports.
Following the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo,Japan, no thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Torunagha filed a change of Nationality papers with FIFA which the global football governing body has now approved, alongside five other such requests.
Torunarigha is the son of a former Flying Eagles player,Yjnka Ojokolo.
He was supposed to represent Germany U23s in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
In 2018, Torunarigha snubbed the chance to represent Nigeria at the U20s but has now received the nod to play for the Super Eagles in the qualification games for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.
Torunarigha, 23, has represented Germany at the U18s and U23s levels before switching his international career allegiance to his fatherland,Nigeria.
At club level, injuries have blighted his appearances for the German Bundesliga side this term, restricting him to just six appearances this term.
During the 2019/2020 season,Torunarigha posted incredible perfornces with 23 appearances across all competitions for Hertha Berlin, 18 in the Bundesliga, three in the Cup and two in the B Team games.