Bukayo Saka's Nigerian family spotted in the stadium to watch him score brace for England

Bukayo Saka's Nigerian family spotted in the stadium to watch him score brace for England

Ibitoye Shittu

Bukayo Saka's Nigerian family were on Monday, 21 November, spotted at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar to watch the Arsenal star at the World Cup.

The 21-year-old who is of Nigerian descent was impressive for England in their opening group B encounter beating Iran 6-2 with Saka netting a brace.

It was a good game for the English players as they have made a statement at the 2022 World Cup with many fans now tipping them to succeed at the tournament.

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Bukayo Saka in action for the England national team in Qatar. Photo by Ian MacNicol
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But before the start of the encounter, Saka was spotted having conversation with his family at the stands in an awesome photo spotted on Instagram.

Bukayo was born in the United Kingdom to Nigerian parents and the Arsenal man decided to play for the country of his birth.

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The Nigerian Football Federation under former President, Amaju Pinnick, tried their best to convince Saka to play for the Super Eagles, but all efforts were futile.

Photo of Saka and family

Saka's goals for England against Iran came in the 43rd an 62nd minute respectively.

England will face the United States in their next game at the 2022 World Cup.

Saka beats Rooney’s World Cup record

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Arsenal hotshot Bukayo Saka beat Wayne Rooney's World Cup record, following his spectacular performance for England against Iran.

Saka was among England's star players during their huge 6-2 win over Team Melli in the Group B opener in Qatar on Monday, November 21.

The Gunners forward netted a brace to inspire the Three Lions to a comfortable win at the Khalifa International Stadium.

The 21-year-old's brace was enough to help him shatter Rooney's record of just one goal for England in the World Cup.

Despite Rooney being one of only two England strikers to score over 50 goals, the Manchester United legend was able to score just once at the World Cup. His only goal on the global stage for the Three Lions came during their 2-1 loss to Uruguay at the 2014 edition.