Russia-born defender, Brian Idowu has revealed why he chose to represent Nigeria ahead of his country of birth, Russia.
Idowu, who plays for Amkar Perm made the revelation at the pre-match conference ahead of Nigeria’s friendly game against Argentina on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old said “I feel great (with Nigeria), I have been well received by both players and coaches. The atmosphere is very positive. For me this is a huge chance and experience.
“As for why I’m not playing for Russia, I shouldn’t be asked this question. I want to go to the World Cup for Nigeria, because they believed in me.
“This is important for me and for my parents. If there is a next challenge, then everything will be decided, whether I play in the Russia 2018 World Cup.”