Birmingham City Starlet Opts For Nigeria
Birmingham City Midfielder Viv Solomon-Otabor Makes Himself Available For Nigeria
Birmingham City's Viv Efosa Solomon-Otabor has so much confidence in his abilities, and thinks he is good enough to play for the Flying Eagles after making himself available for selection.
Born in London 18 years ago to parents who are both from Edo State, football runs through his veins as his father represented Bendel Insurance before hanging up his boots.
''I would say I want to represent Nigeria instead of England. I would love to represent my fatherland. My dad played back in Nigeria and I wanted to do the same and represent the national team,'' Solomon-Otabor told SL10.ng.
''I haven't made my official debut for Birmingham City yet but I have trained with the first team many times.
''If I'm invited to Nigeria's Under 20 national team, I would honour it and work hard for my country.''
When asked if he would add more firepower to the Flying Eagles squad, the ex-Hampton and Richmond starlet replied : '' My best attributes are my speed and dribbling with the ball. I can play with both of my feet.''
''I can play left and right midfield, and also attacking midfield.''
Viv Efosa Solomon-Otabor turned out for Crystal Palace for two years before moving to St Andrews in 2012.
He lasted 81 minutes on the pitch on Monday as the Under 21s played a goalless draw with Huddersfield Town.