πŸ”΄ Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson confirmed to be eligible for Zimbabwe
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πŸ”΄ Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson confirmed to be eligible for Zimbabwe

Reiss Nelson’s Zimbabwean heritage has led to the Arsenal winger getting encouragement to make a free decision regarding his international career.

While the 20-year-old Nelson, who's father is Zimbabwean, has played for England at youth level, he remains eligible to play for the Warriors of Zimbabwe or the England senior side.

Meanwhile, English-born Zimbabwean player, Tendayi Darikwa, has sent a message to Nelson as a player who was in the same shoes in recent times.

"I think it's a personal decision that someone has to make to switch allegiances or go and represent a certain country," Darikwa told On The Whistle.

"We all know how capable Reiss is and talented he is as a footballer, and he can only improve our team and our country. We welcome Reiss to come and play for the Warriors. We'd love him to come but he needs to make the decision himself without getting pressure from people outside.

"He's played for England at youth level, if he wants to carry on playing for England, that's fine but if he wants to play for Zimbabwe, we'll welcome him together,” concluded the Nottingham Forest defender.

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