Nigerians received news on Independence Day that Bukayo Saka has been named in England’s squad ahead of international friendlies against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.

England boss Gareth Southgate has called up the Arsenal defender alongside a 30-man squad on October 1.

Should Saka feature in any of the UEFA Nations League matches against Belgium or Denmark, he will become cap-tied to the Three Lions. 

Big Brother Naija host Ebuka Obi Uchendu and other Nigerians have taken to twitter to express their sadness another loss of talent to England.