Ex-Swiss Midfielder, Steven Ukoh Switches Allegiance to Native Nigeria

Former Switzerland youth international, Steven Archibong Effiong Ukoh has been cleared by Fifa to represent his home country, Nigeria, at full international level.

The midfielder, 23, has been capped by Switzerland at U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-20 levels between 2006 and 2010, before opting to feature for the Super Eagles in line with the (amended) Fifa international eligibility rule.

By the decision of a single judge of the Fifa Players’ Status Committee on 4th December, 2014, Steven Ukoh was cleared to switch his nationality from Switzerland to Nigeria.

Born to a Nigerian parent in Berne, Switzerland, Ukoh currently plays for Biel-Bienne FC in the European nation.

His father, Archibong Effiong Ukoh, and mother Helene hail from Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.


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