Super Eagles defender, Tyronne Ebuehi, has said that he does not regret choosing to play for Nigeria over the Netherlands.
Ebuehi, 22, was born in the Netherlands to a Dutch mother and Nigerian father, making him eligible to play for both countries.
He however chose Nigeria and made his debut in a 3-0 win against Togo in an international friendly in June, 2017.
The former ADO Den Haag defender was part of Nigeria’s squad at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup but only played as a substitute in the 2-0 win over Iceland.
“There’s absolutely no regrets, it was a big choice and one I can happily live with,” the defender told BBC Sport.
“My father was born in Nigeria and he is from Benin City, which makes me half Nigerian. My mother is from Holland, so I’m half Nigerian and half Dutch.
“Nigeria is one of the biggest football countries in Africa. I think it was a great opportunity for me to play for Nigeria.
“So I’m happy that I made this decision. I think it’s the best decision I have made in my football career.”
The Benfica star revealed that fellow Dutch-born defender William Troost-Ekong had played a ‘big role’ in his decision to play for Nigeria.
“Born in the same city [Haarlem] as me, Troost-Ekong gave me some advice and told me about the benefits of playing for Nigeria,” he said.
“As a big brother he had played for the Netherlands at junior levels before choosing Nigeria, so he also had a big role to play in my decision.”