Prince Adegoke’s father has revealed that his son would play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria or any of the age grade team if called upon.
Tony Fatai Adegoke has also cleared the air on the reports flying around that his son, Chelsea goalkeeper Prince Adegoke, rejected the opportunity to team up with the Golden Eaglets training camp in 2019 because of the behavior of some officials.
He said that his son couldn’t honor the training camp invite in Abuja due to academic and club commitments and assured Nigerians that his son will represent naija.
The 18 year signed his first professional contract with Chelsea four months ago and made the matchday squad for the first time this season at the weekend after recovering from a knee injury that kept him out for a while.
“The article is not from me, I don’t know whoever wrote the article, my name is Tony Fatai Adegoke not Alex Adegoke,” former Victory High School Lagos goalkeeper Tony Adegoke told allnigeriasoccer.com.
“What happened then was that Prince was invited and I can assure you that he was keen to go to the Golden Eaglets camp but looking at the scenario then he’s got his GCSE coming up and he’s got his professional contract to be decided.
“I spoke to Chelsea about it and sought advice and they gave me the best option for him. The story today is not true.
“My son’s ambition is to play for Nigeria, that I know definitely and that’s what we wish for for him.
“This is exactly what happened, there was no point for him having to travel for the World Cup while his examinations were around the corner”.
Prince Adegoke was born in London to Nigerian parents in the year 2003 and joined Chelsea at the U13 level after playing for a local side.