FIFA okays Noah-Joel Bazee for Senegal and Burkina Faso Friendly
7 March 2017 Sport
International football governing body, FIFA, has cleared the air over the eligibility of Hannover 96 striker, Joel Noel Sarenren Bazee to play for Nigeria in the two Super Eagles friendly matches against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London.
It would be recalled that a Nigeria Football Federation international expert earlier insisted that the German-born player will play for Nigeria against the West African opponents, even as he is reported to have not obtained the Nigerian nationality passport.
Reacting to the speculation, FIFA in its rule book on eligibility of players, pointed out that any player holding a permanent nationality that is not dependent on residence in a certain Country is eligible to play for the representative teams of the Association of that Country.