U-20 AFCON: Premier League Goalkeeper Turns Down Flying Eagles Invitation

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Premier League goalkeeper, Owen Goodman of Crystal Palace has declined an invitation to join the Flying Eagles ahead of the U-20 AFCON.

Goodman said the reason he didn’t accept the invitation to join Ladan Bosso’s men is that the invitation arrived late.

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Earlier, the Flying Eagles head coach Bosso had extended an invitation to the Crystal Palace goalie and also to Arsenal shot-stopper Ovie Ejeheri.

PUNCH reported that a source close to the Goodman said, “The goalkeeper will not be honouring the invitation because it came late.”

The anonymous source added: “He is already with the England team but he was actually ready to play for Nigeria.

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“He, however, looks forward to honouring future invitations whenever he is called upon.”

Goodman, who came through Crystal Palace academy, recently signed a professional contract with the London Club.

He qualified to play for Nigeria because of his Nigerian mother but is also eligible to represent both Canada and England.

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