The Nigeria Football Federation has invited Tottenham Hotspur shot stopper, Joshua Oluwayemi, to take part in the international friendly match against Mexico in Los Angeles Coliseum next month.
The 20-year-old London born was promoted to Tottenham’s first team at the end of last season campaign by Jose Mourinho before his departure.
Joshua is from a family of goalkeepers as his father, Abiodun Ogunyemi was a goalkeeper for Ogun State University, his sibling Tobi had to leave Tottenham for Celtic Glasgow because both players were vying for the same spot and have to make way for each other.
The home-based players will take part in the match at the Los Angeles Coliseum, due to the unavailability of the Super Eagles coach first squad, who are preparing for their respective clubs’ pre-season.
It has always been a dream for the 20-year-old to represent the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Hopefully, the coach will give him some play time, and that will be the beginning of greatness for the talented goalkeeper
Mexico, however, have named a strong 45-man squad for the match, with Napoli winger Hirving Lozano, Porto’s Jesus Corona and Real Betis’ Andres Guardado all included.
The two countries have previously played each other five times with their last three encounters ending in draws.