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Jordan Torunarigha: Player Who Didn’t Represent Nigeria Because Of Juju



By Balogun Kamilu Lekan

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Former Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, made remarkable efforts in convincing players of Nigerian descent to represent the country.

Some of his success in that aspect sees the likes of Tyrone Ebuehi, Maduka Okoye, Calvin Bassey, Ola Aina, Kevin Akpoguma, and Joe Aribo switch their allegiance to represent the Super Eagles.

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During Rohr’s six years in charge, the super eagle recorded the accommodation of these players who were wooed to the camp.

Jordan Torunarigha who currently plays as a defender for Belgium side Genk was among those who were called upon to represent the country.

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Jordan’s family is known in the football arena. His father, Ojokojo Torunarigha, is a former Nigerian professional footballer. He represented Germany from U17 to U23 before opting to represent Nigeria

His brother, Junior Torunarigha, who was born in Ibadan, is also a Nigerian footballer currently playing for the Polish side, Zag??bie Sosnowiec.

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Jordan’s father advised the young star not to play for the Nigerian side because he was scared of the African voodoo, Juju, being used on his son.

level told his son not to play for Nigeria as he is scared of voodoo, popularly called Juju in the camp of the Nigerian team.

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A former teammate of Jordan’s father revealed in a chat with Owngoalnigeria revealed that the footballer’s father has advised him to focus on  building his international career with Germany

I spoke with his father Ojokojo who was my teammate at JIB Rocks and he told me he is scared of his son coming to the camp at that age because of the juju scare in the camp of the team, considering he is very young he might struggle to cope mentally. I think he is grown now and that shouldn’t be an issue”, he said.

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