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Arsenal sign Ovie Ejeherie, a Nigeria, England and Uganda prospect

The goalkeeper joined the Gunners when he was eight years old and his steady progress saw him promoted to the U18 team in 2019. During the 2020-21 campaign, Ejeheri was selected into the U23 squad where he played three games.

In 2020, he was invited to England’s training camp for goalkeepers. That invitation presented him with a chance to earn a call-up to England’s squad for the 2021 Fifa U20 World Cup due to be in Indonesia.

Unfortunately, the tournament was cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19 which affected football-related activities globally.

Meanwhile, Ejeheri attributed his steady rise to the efforts devoted by his parents even in difficult times.

“It’s a very, very special day for me, My mum and my dad, they’ve helped me from my whole career, taking me to training, even when it was very, very hard for them. So, it’s a good moment for me and them. I’m really excited to keep this journey going.”

Born in Greenwich, London to a Nigerian father and a mother from Uganda, the goalkeeper could play either for Uganda, Nigeria or England in future.

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