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5 Super Eagles stars who have at least a 'foreign' parent

5 Super Eagles stars who have at least a 'foreign' parent

The current Super Eagles squad contains a few players who were born abroad, but have their roots traced to Nigeria.

We are excluding those who grew up in other countries like Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses because they actually have full Nigerian parents.

To add, the coach if the team, Gernot Rohr is not Nigerian. He is German and has worked with the likes of Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso.

Seems the national team is changing in ways not many would have thought possible a few years ago.

Here we look at players who have at least an 'OYINBO' parent.

1. William Troost-Ekong

The Gent defender is one of the first names on the national team sheet. Father is Nigerian and mother is from Netherlands.

He won the bronze Olympic medalists with the U-23 Dream Team having been involved in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Troost-Ekong won bronze at the Rio Olympics

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2. Leon Balogun

Mother is German and father Nigerian. When fit, he is Nigeria's second center-half with Ekong. Plays for Mainz in Germany.

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Leon Balogun is a regular invitee

3. Noah Joel Bazee

A first time invitee to the national team. Mother is German and father Nigerian.

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Bazee is a striker for Hannover 96

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4. Carl Ikeme

The Wolverhampton Wanderers man has made the number one jersey his own since the retirement of Vincent Enyeama. His mother is English and father Nigerian.

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Carl Ikeme

5. Tyronne Ebuehi

His mother is Dutch and father Nigerian. He is a first time invitee to the national team. He plays as a right back for Dutch Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag.

Photos: 5 Super Eagles stars who have 'white' mothers

Ebuehi plays his football in Netherlands

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