Zimbabwe or England? Should REISS NELSON consider Africa ?

Arsenal football club star Reiss Nelson who was born in Elephant and Cast , London to a Zimbabwean father and English mother has been tipped to switch his international allegiance to Zimbabwe by multiple fans including fellow players like Wigan Athletic fc defender Tendayi Darikwa who also switched from England to Zimbabwe.

Earlier this year, the Zimbabwean FA said they have opened their doors for all the European born players with Zimbabwean origins to join the Africa cup bound warriors.

Zimbabwe who qualified to next year’s Cameroon Africa cup of nations are looking to go beyond the group stages at the tournament for the first time.

The 21-year old has struggled for game time as he only made less than five premier league appearances last season for the gunners and stands a slim chance in the three lions squad.

He represented England at all youth levels from U16 to U21 which makes him eligible to play for the warriors of Zimbabwe.

Zimbabweans have remained hopeful that he will switch his international allegiance soon before next year’s Afcon kick off in order to boost their squad that has struggled to make it through to the quater finals in the past two edition of the cup of nations.

Published by Calvin Kaumba Chikenge

I am a journalist. passionate about culture , sports and developmental story writing.

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