Brian Idowu! Why Representing Super Eagles Could Cost him his Russian Job
Recently debuted Amkar Perm defender, Brian Idowu could lose his place in the Russia league side for playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Idowu came in as a substitute for the senior national team of Nigeria in their 4-2 prevail upon Argentina on Tuesday, scoring the third goal.
The player could lose his nationality status as a Russian for playing in a competitive game for Nigeria.
Laws in Russia are against dual nationality for subjects implying that he should surrender his Russian citizenship.
Idowu, who had pledged to play for Nigeria in the World Cup, will initially disavow his Russian citizenship before he will have the capacity to acquire a Nigerian identification.
In the event that such happens, his club Amkar Perm will lose a Russian subject and it could demonstrate exorbitant judging by rules in the nation which implies just six foreign players and no less than five Russian players are permitted to be on the pitch at the same time during a league match.
The 25-year-old had prior conceded after the cordial against Argentina that his club is somewhat awkward with his choice to change dependability to Nigeria.
In a similar vein, Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagles mentor, likewise said the outside players’ utmost in the Russian Premier League deferred Idowu’s introduction for Nigeria.