Anglo-Nigerian footballers Ovie Ejaria and Ademola Lookman are in the Super Eagles’ tentative roster 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, effectively confirming their international switch.

The former Mersyside youth stars were both born in London and have previously played for the Youth teams of England. They are, however, eligible to represent Nigeria due to their parents being Nigerians and they want to play for one of the heavyweights of African football.

Amaju Pinnick, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), recently stated that the Leicester City winger had chosen Nigeria over England.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, President of the Football Association(C) poses with (L-R) Ezri Konsa, Ademola Lookman, Freddie Woodman, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Luke Southwood, Kyle Walker-Peters, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Lewis Cook, Fikayo Tomori, Dominic Solanke, Adam Armstrong, Josh Onomah, Jonjoe Kenny, Jake Clarke-Salter, Kieran Dowell, Ovie Ejaria and Harry Chapman during a reception for the Under-20 England Football Team at Kensington Palace on September 7, 2017 in London, England. The England Under-20 side became the first England team to win a football World Cup since 1996 when they beat Venezuela 1-0 on June 11th, 2017. (Photo by Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

With only two months till AFCON, Rohr has stated that Lookman and Ejaria are in his plans, and he has shortlisted them.

In a Q&A on Elegbete TV, Rohr was asked if he had spoken to Ejaria and Lookman and he answered:

“Yea, we are in touch.”

“He is in our scouting program. We are seeing every weekend what they are doing.”

“WE have around 30-35 players, and now I have to do a list already for the AFCON of 40 names CAF was asking for.”

“We have until the beginning of November. I have to put together this list of 40 names, of course, Lookman and Ejaria, they are part of it, and we have to watch what they are doing at their clubs,” Rohr added.

In next year’s AFCON, the Super Eagles have been placed in Group D alongside Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau.