By Farayi Mungazi
Nigeria-born Eniola Aluko has ruled out playing for the Super Falcons, saying her international future lies with England instead.
Aluko says playing for Nigeria is not an option
The 18-year-old striker has had a fine season with Charlton Athletic in the women's Premier League in England.
She added to her ever growing reputation with the winning goal for her team in the 1-0 FA Cup final victory over Everton two weeks ago.
But the A-Level student told BBC Sport on Saturday that she has set her sights on achieving international stardom with England, rather than her native Nigeria.
She said: "I've been involved with the England set-up since I was 14, so my development as a footballer has been here in England.
"I'm a very loyal person and I feel that if someone has done something for me, or has given me the opportunity to do something, I can only do my best to reflect that.
"England has offered me the opportunity to be a footballer and I intend to play for England at international level."
One of the brightest young talents around, Eniola made her full England debut at the age of 17 and has made a rapid rise in a very short space of time.
"The main thing for me is for people to understand that choosing to play for England doesn't mean that I don't support Nigeria.
"I'm as much Nigerian as I'm British. Of course Nigeria means a lot to me, it's part of me, but I've been brought up by English coaches."
The daughter of a politician - her father is a former MP in Nigeria - Eniola plans to study law at university.
The 2003 female Young Player of the Year also hopes to be a sports lawyer or a criminal prosecution lawyer.