Solomon-Otabor Picks Super Eagles Of Nigeria, Declines England

Nigerian Super eagles player, Solomon Otabor

Viv Efosa Solomon-Otabor has made a decision to play for his country of birth which is Nigeria.

The 23-year-old has roots to former Super Eagles player Thompson Oliha who is his uncle.

The CSKA Sofia star was born in London to parents originally from Edo state, Nigeria. Victor-Banks Otabor, his father, played for Bendel Insurance before moving abroad.

Currently, on the books of CSKA Sofia in the Bulgarian Professional Football League, the energetic winger has played for Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers, Blackpool and Oxford City in the past.

In 2018 he was offered a chance to play for the England U-21 team. Aidy Boothroyd called him up for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers against Andorra and Scotland but declined the opportunity.

The Winger is a right-footed forward who can operate as a central striker or on either of the wide areas. He is adapting well at in the Bulgarian Professional Football League where his explosive pace is a useful weapon.

His pace and aggression on the flanks adding to his technical ability have won him praises from several coaches who have tutored Solomon-Otabor.

“I don’t take a decision alone. I have discussed with my parents if the Nigeria Football Federation contacts me to play. But for now, I am ready. My parents want me to represent Nigeria and that is what I will do.

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“I know the competition for places in the squad wouldn’t be easy but I am a fighter who’s always prepared for a battle and I believe I can thrive under the charges of coach Gernot Rohr because he’s a tactical genius who can easily bring the best out of any player.”

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