Date: 9th October 2019 at 12:15pm
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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.

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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