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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Swiss-Nigerian footballer Steven Ukoh switches nationality to Nigerian to play for Super Eagles

World football governing body, FIFA, has cleared former Swiss U-20 international, Steven Archibong Effiong Ukoh, to play for the Super Eagles at senior level. The versatile midfielder, born on June 19, 1991 to Nigerian parents in Berne, Switzerland, currently plays for Biel-Bienne FC in the European country but has now switched his nationality to Nigerian, to enable him play for Super Eagles.


Steve Ukoh represented Switzerland at U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-20 levels between 2006 and 2010, but had a change of mind at senior international level with the super eagles.

A statement issued in Abuja by Ademola Olajire, Assistant Director, Communications, Nigeria Football Association (NFA) read 
“Ukoh was cleared to switch his nationality from Switzerland to Nigeria. The versatile midfielder, born on 19 June, 1991 to Nigerian parents in Berne, Switzerland, currently plays for Biel-Bienne FC in the European country. His father, Archibong Ukoh and mother Helene, hail from Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom’’.

132 comments:

Mr nice guy said...

Hope he can play not just switching for nothing


@lwkmd_naija

Mr nice guy said...

Hope he can play not just switching for nothing


@lwkmd_naija

lily remijuis said...

Aww very nice decision

Elgiver James said...

Hmmm.mm .... Dats gud of him

Eugenia Ekeji said...

Wow. So nice of him.

christie benjamin said...

Hope he is a good footballer not another new flop to the already dozen of flops we got. »»»»»QUEENMAYA»»»»»

Doro Na Diva She No Dey Taya said...

Handsome dude welcome to Nigeria! At least we naija babes now have a better chance.

nneka nwigwe said...

wow...

mamma mia luv said...

This is good. Nice move!

yemi ijeoma said...

Wow that's deep!

wilheminna moses said...

Cool......super eagles upgrading

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Such love for our country

Oge Mary said...

Oh Dats gud

ella john said...

The dude is hawt.
FACE~OF~LIB

OLURONKE IDOWU said...

Cool

Anonymous said...

Seen



Amakadarlyn@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

thirsty groupies coming in 4, 3, 2,......

Udoka Emereonye said...

1991 you say what?

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oseyi gabriel said...

Hmm, thats an uncommon decision. Patriotism

chemmywalata walata said...

Good news

Richard Afon Yinkå Ray said...

Wow great news for NFF.

obietrezy said...

Guy my advice for you is to have a rethink and forget about nigeria football because its so f*****d up.... Jor oh

Anonymous said...

Face tooooo longggggg

Joan Ikolodo said...

That's good of him...

jbankzE said...

Good fr dem....will he be the change eagles????? God hlp dem

~@iamjbankz SA to President Jonathan 2015~

Gbolahan Akinbode said...

Nice choice and choose is good sometime to show love to your country and help to move Nation to next level and I believe you'll deliver your best

Anonymous said...

Well wish him all d best...

johnplanet said...

Nt bad
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#wethebest #LibR

Chika Ezinne said...

Oh,dis sounds good, bt i dnt no,football fans,ova to u,is there any underground favor to dis??jst saying...cheers,xoxo. Da duchess

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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This guy don fuck up i swear..... Well his choice....
*GLO BRING 3G TO KONTAGORA*
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Helena said...

Find calabar boy

Amebo Baltimore said...

This one na real Edward...omo see opon ijoba as Yoruba dey call am

ope ogunbiyi said...

Hiaaaa...he don high

Ayomide Femi said...

Hope he is good

dollynkikky said...

Nawa o... I wish him the best tho

dolapo ojietohamen said...

Smh for him

SunnyBriggs. said...

Nice move sexy thing!

Anonymous said...

Nice one.oneandonlynwa@gmail.com

peter tyo said...

Welcome ukon

Lengka Gowong said...

Good for him n us

Elizabeth Ikpea said...

Welcome home

Nwaolisa Tony said...

Naija get people

Anonymous said...

He should better switch back cos he will definetely regret it.
Oluchiobum@

Alloy Chikezie said...

To play for Nigeria? What a mistake of the year.


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Anonymous said...

ok Gud

Obinna said...

Such loyalty can only be imported!

wyzzhiZamani said...

coool decision

kate Isangha said...

Gud 4 him

kate Isangha said...

Gud 4 him

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Congratulations to Nigeria, the middle filed should be better now, nice one,

onah EMMANUEL EROCHUKWU said...

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EJ Khama said...

but he looks older tho...

Anonymous said...

That's not necessarily out of his loyalty to Nigeria. It is because he didn't make the cut to play for Swiss national team..I hate when they make it seem as if he is being loyal to Nigeria

Maxwell Akalonu said...

Hope he plays well..

Shina Shine said...

That's wonderful



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Anonymous said...

Welcome home can't wait to see u in green and white jersey

u scofield said...

I hope mikel is aware of this. This guy is good and may/can/should bench mikel.

lilyswt okafor said...

OK welcm 2 super eagles

LAURAAUJ KAHI said...

Nice.
He can't be a one man squad amongst 11 players who can't qualify for nations cup.

dodo said...

Nice decision

Jules Louis said...

I'm not into sports. This literally made no sense to me. Good for him sha.

Enoma Akpan said...

Dis is a wondrful news,may you make ur new country proud.

chimmy onyewuchi said...

Good one.patriotic

ebonyz... said...

Thoughtful of him. Hope he'll do well

Dede said...

Now this guy is the real mvp!!!

chidinma Emetu said...

Good one! Patriotic

ary said...

At least he get sense, make we hope say he sabi play ball!

Onyiba Charles said...

Black and proud

Anonymous said...

Welcome! New blood at last

APPLELIPX said...

D money must be really big to mk u switch ur nationality to nigeria of all places

jacob tadimma said...

Good one...hope say we no go do am as we do moses

Divine McVee said...

Abeg make him come put mikel fo bench

Bokunor said...

Hope all dis hyping will pay off

diamond berry said...

Clean dude, Hope you can play very well

Marvelepiphany said...

Clap 4 ursef Okoh..Spirit of patriotism

Elijah chibuzor said...

Bros ur welcome back no place like home

Waliyat Yusuff said...

Ehn noted hope he will play well

Anonymous said...

God Bless U son

Anonymous said...

God bless you son

GREG_GPEL said...

Good for him

Marvelepiphany said...

Clap 4 ursef Okoh..Spirit of patriotism

Thinkofdennis said...

cool dude

Junenior said...

Coool... I jus hope he wasn't dumped & he decided to rememba nigeria... I jus hop he's good... We don't need more scrap in our national team o...

Don Meritson Mba said...

good of him..patriotism at work..hope you will help the dying national team to rise...


#GodblessNigeria

Crystal said...

Welcome home and pls play well for us

Monsieur Yankee said...

Home calls, welcome home son.

mike said...

Abi. Cos I've not heard of him before

Anthony Dugbo said...

Wow! Thats interesting. He may have thought it wise. Hope he doesnt regret it.

Peculiar Chukwu said...

He is such a cutie
Welcome dearie

Chikaodili Ndife said...

He should help to restore super eagles back

Princess G said...

Good luck to him.

Okenol said...

Mikel is gradually packing

NWIGWE VICTOR ANAYO said...

Hope he can play very well....??

kelvin andre said...

1991. Dis dude looks 30

EDDY WIZ said...

MR EDDY said...
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Nice one.but I hope say u sabi ball.
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debbie damsel said...

He made the right choice! And he is cute, Mikel should park one side with dat his russian albino!!! Lol

debbie damsel said...

He made the right choice! And he is cute, Mikel should park one side with dat his russian albino!!! Lol

Oga atDtop said...

You're the only one that knows what's up. Many are commenting here just to be noticed.

But that's none of my business!

... commenting from Ikoyi Cemetery

snowflix said...

I hope he will take the team to another level cos it's not about changing nationality just to be known #onelovefromSnow#

Onyx Vine said...

Dear God, I pray that this young man will not regret his decision to sacrificially serve Nigeria one day. Amen!

clovis louis said...

Nice

Anonymous said...

...but does have what it takes to make the first eleven at the Super Eagles roster?

Cellen said...

That's very patriotic, if I may say. Wish him the very best.

UMUZE OCHUKO NEVILLE said...

THIS IS A GOOD MOVE FOR HIM.CONGRATULATIONS.

Stephanie e said...

Awww! That's so cool. I wonder how many of us love 9ja reach that one *thinking*
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ariyo olaniyi said...

Good news, welcm home brother.

iyke cindy said...

Nice one....he has his fatherland at heart

Achi Izuegbunem said...

Abeg no b just to change alligiance b d issue 4 football,e beta b say dis Ukoh guy sabi play football oh,because many otu players full super eagles des days oh.

9ja Parrot said...

switched nationality ke? Just hope he doesn't regret his decision o.

Wil iam said...

Someone is now being nice

Eno Sowemimo said...

Error

kween Hadassah said...

Umm bad belle..u know it all

kween Hadassah said...

Welcome home

ijeoma nwachukwu said...

Are u kidding me?, is dat all u can tink of?..,naija babes I dey hail una oooo..very soon now Baby mamas go full everywhere..#ideywatch#

Optimal goal said...

Mr Ukoh why bothering playing for a country where godfatherism has destroyed her football world @ d national level? Anyway u are highly welcomed.congrat man


Jennifer Gbashah said...

He's super cute

nwaelele frank said...

welcome bro..hope you will do us proud

twalz said...

sweet of him

Mz Naija said...

Ok, we have heard..I hope he performs well..

Godfrey Emmanuel said...

great move!

faith anah said...

Ok ooo

Ochakpor Onyeka said...

dats ma boy!!!! looking forward to his return.

udeze obumneme said...

Talenticus come show us what yu got.

Nsikak Utip said...

Welcome home my bro.

Anonymous said...

The only way for him to get into World Cup I suppose... Cynical me.

imafidon joy said...

nice of him to come and bench mikel obi

Joyce says

Arowojolu David said...

We need young talents like this...NFF should give him chance to display his talents.

Subomi said...

lets hope he is useful to the team

Anonymous said...

plz switch back to d former coz we are not yet done wit shola ameobi

Olapeju Oluwamuyiwa said...

JUST BECAUSE HE IS NOT RELEVANT OOOO.AKA..NO P

Olawale Mujeeb said...

This guy just choose to spoil his international career

Kelvin Jackson said...

Maybe the bad people in the village is at work... seriously...

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