Arsenal FC and Three Lions of England winger, Bukayo Saka has revealed that his father’s decision was key towards his choice of the English team over the Super Eagles.
Why Bukayo Saka Visited Nigeria
Bukayo is currently in Nigeria on holidays after a thrilling season with the Gunners where he made a huge impact on the team’s position as runners up to Manchester City in the Premier League.
He has visited several orphanages during his visit and also spotted in streets across Lagos State.
The reasons why the English man visited his parent’s home, however, has not been revealed to the public.
How Bukayo’s Father Made Him Choose England Over Nigeria
During a visit to one of the orphanages, a staff puzzled and queued the 21 year old why he has to choose the Three Lions ahead of the Super Eagles.
While responding, the ever smiling Bukayo was quoted by OwnGoalNigeria.com to have said:
I will tell you this. I was very close to playing for one of the youth teams in 2019.
It was the wish of my father but things happen and you have to live with your decisions. I feel very much Nigerian and nothing can change that.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Hosts Bukayo Saka
On his visit to the ancestral home, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, welcomed the Arsenal prodigy to the State House in Marina where he also was gifted Saka’s autographed jersey.