Armstrong Oko-Flex has joined the Ireland u-19 squad having previously played for England at international level.
The Celtic winger was born in Dublin but at the age of 12 his family moved to London where he was introduced to the Arsenal Academy and made his way into the England set up.
Republic of Ireland Under 19 Squad.
It includes Lewis Richards, Jamie Bowden, Harvey Neville & Armstrong Oko-Flex who could also play for England.
Pretty good Irish squad. There’s lots of dual nationals out there now so lots of opportunities for players. https://t.co/qyJDlGvpiU
— Football Fragmento (@footyfragmento) October 8, 2019
Oko-Flex has played for England and Ireland at u-15 and u-17 level and is also eligible to play for Nigeria. His last involvement with England was last October when the u-17 side played Brazil.
After spending four years at Arsenal he moved to Celtic in the summer of 2018, making it onto the substitute bench for the match away to Kilmarnock in February.
Until a player is used in a competitive match at full international level they are entitled to move from country to country with Oko-Flex’s Celtic team-mate Karamoko Dembele playing for both Scotland and England.
Ireland have two friendlies against Denmark on Friday and Monday with Celtic’s Barry Coffey also in the squad.
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