Bayer Leverkusen winger, Nathan Tella admitted he was disappointed not to make Nigeria’s squad to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cote d’Ivoire.

Tella was born in England to Nigerian parents.

The 24-year-old was eligible to represent both countries.


The former Southampton player however opted to play for the Super Eagles.

Tella was called up for Nigeria’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe in November 2023.

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The pacy winger made his international debut in the 1-1 draw with Zimbabwe.

He was however omitted from the AFCON 2023 squad.