Chelsea Starlet, Bryan Fiabema Switch his International Allegiance to Play for Nigeria

Chelsea starlet Bryan Fiabema has opened to switch his international allegiance to Nigerian, joining the likes of Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo, Everton forward Alex Iwobi, and Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze.

The Score Nigeria learnt that Bryan Fiabema can now play for Nigeria if he has successfully switched his national allegiance to be a Nigerian according to the latest FIFA rules state that change cannot occur if a player has been capped at senior international level in a competitive international match, such as a World Cup qualifier. Senior friendlies, therefore, are not deemed sufficient to tie a player to an association.

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Bryan Fiabema is an attacking player who joined Chelsea Academy in February 2020 from Tromso IL in Norway. An Under-17 international for Norway, Fiabema is very good with his back to goal and is capable of bringing others into the game with his link-up play and intelligent movement. Comfortable leading the line as the central striker, Fiabema has scored goals at all levels.

Upon turning 17, he signed his first professional contract with Chelsea in mid-February and made his debut a day later against Brighton & Hove Albion at Cobham on Friday 21 February 2020.

Fiabema was born on February 16, 2003 (he clocked 17 years four months ago) in Norway to a Nigerian father and Norwegian mother but eligible to play for both European and African nations through his parents.

Fiabema made his competitive debut for Norway U17s in a European Championship qualifier against Bulgaria October 2019 but the young striker can still feature for the three-time African Champions if he applying to FIFA for a change of association.

The New Chelsea striker who moved to Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window on a three-and-a-half-year deal from Tromso, confirms he is a fan of the Super Eagles and their players as he is also following Iwobi, Chukwueze Ighalo.

Fiabeme also follows Faustino Anjorin, Derrick Abu, Tariq Uwakwe and Jordan Aina on Instagram, but the four players who are eligible to represent Nigeria and they are currently together with Chelsea’s youth team

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