My Other Jersey Is Green

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Rotherham United winger Chiedozie Ogbene

This morning.

Via RTÉ Sport:

The FAI have begun the paperwork on the eligibility process for 23-year-old Ogbene who was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but moved to Cork aged seven with his family in 2005.

He played schoolboy football in Cork with College Corinthians, Kilreen Celtic, Tramore Athletic and Everton before he was signed by Cork City in 2015 and then moved to Limerick in January 2017.

After a move to England and Brentford in 2018, Ogbene spent a season on loan with Exeter City before a transfer to Rotherham in August 2019.

Chiedozie Ogbene declares for Republic of Ireland (RTÉ)

Chiedozie Ogbene

26 thoughts on “My Other Jersey Is Green

  1. Charger Salmons

    Nigeria must be kicking themselves after losing out on this,er,Rotherham United prospect …

    1. Blonto

      @Charger Salmons. Full marks for spicyness. Anyway, well done to you on…….oh…..nothing. Ah well.

      1. Charger Salmons

        Indeed.
        The talk is of nothing else in Lagos …
        College Corinthians, Kilreen Celtic, Tramore Athletic,Everton,Cork City,Limerick,Brentford,Exeter City and Rotherham give a whole new meaning to the term journeyman pro.
        He must have a record number of points on his Applegreen loyalty card.

          1. Charger Salmons

            One-day captain.
            And don’t forget Ireland football’s most successful world cup captain is from Maidstone.
            Talking of which the first test ( in proper cricket ) against the Windies is just getting underway.
            Marvellous.

          2. Charger Salmons

            Of course Bodger Morgan is a damn fine player as well as being a Commander of the British Empire and a thoroughly nice chap.
            An astute one-day captain, superb strike batsman and being in demand all over the world in various franchises has also made him very wealthy.
            He is one of Ireland’s most successful sportsmen.
            And virtually ignored by the Irish media although I get the impression he is happy to have it that way.

          3. Bodger

            Charger, is it my imagination or does he not get the coverage he deserves in the UK either? Shouldn’t he be a household name by now, up there with the Bothams and Gowers and whatnot.

          4. Charger Salmons

            The thing is Bodger one-day 50-over cricket is not the same thing as five-day Test cricket which is the purest form of the game and in which the greats like Botham,Cook et al have excelled.
            Some of England’s best players will play across both formats as well as T20 cricket ( basically an even sloggier form of one-day cricket ).
            But whilst Morgan has turned out for the Test team his game wasn’t really suited to that format and he struggled to hold a place.
            But in one-day cricket which requires a totally different mindset and captaincy he has excelled, hence his worth on the international circuit.
            Morgs is highly regarded amongst English cricket fans and the media not least because of his temperament and obviously decency.
            They don’t hand out CBEs to just any old sports person.
            And any apparent lack of coverage is not because he’s foreign because half the English team are South African.
            Just that test cricket is where it’s really at.

        1. Daisy Chainsaw

          Two World Wars, One world cup, eh? I bet you’d and you wickle winky woo would swap them in a heartbeat.

          Heh.

          1. Charger Salmons

            Three world cups actually.
            England the only nation on earth to win them in football,rugby and cricket.
            Gotta love a good stat.
            Heh x 1966 + 2003 + 2019.

          2. Joe F

            @Charger. How about your pal, Bozo, old boy. The person you said had the “human touch” when you posted about his photo call a few days in a hospital. Would you like to comment on his comments about carer homes a few days ago old boy?

      2. Denny

        I would say he will play for Nigeria and why not after all I doubt he can qualify under the rules for he has no father who was born in Ireland grandfather mother granny etc

        Ireland’s days of international greatness finished just after the Charlton era And Niger’s has a great team

        All we have is the FAI an organisation that is corrupt and sadly defunct

        We need an all ireland team

      1. Charger Salmons

        I’m so glad you imagine us enjoying a good frolic in the surf.
        We could go on from here to eternity.
        Like the beauty and the beast.
        Sand in the gusset.
        Although I’m not sure the last one is a film title.

  2. Vanessanelle

    Would love t’ know what the Langers called him

    I’m betting something like Cha’
    Or Dozey

    Pass it ta Dozey ou’ dah …. Who in da’ name ah’ Matt’chew was dat far Cha’ bhoy

  3. Slightly Bemused

    Cork are renowned for taking in people from other places and making them their own. Teaching them the old Irish skills, and watching them excel. I am thinking of the other blow-ins like the Ó Ailpíns who shook up hurley like it was not shaken since Cú Chullain (A grand Kildare man).

    As Dustin would say ” Go on ya good thing!”

  4. Slightly Bemused

    Cork are renowned for taking in people from other places and making them their own. Teaching them the old Irish skills, and watching them excel. I am thinking of the other blow-ins like the Ó hAilpíns who shook up hurley like it was not shaken since Cú Chullain (A grand Kildare man).

    As Dustin would say ” Go on ya good thing!”

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