Both brothers have played for the youth teams of England but gets overlooked when it comes to the senior side,the Three Lions,which has made them to consider their second option.
Sammy was in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup matches,where he was seen at some of the games Nigeria played wearing the Super Eagles jersey in support of the national team.
His elder brother,Shola made his international debut for Nigeria in 2012 against Venezuela,and he was part of the Super Eagles team that played at the World Cup in Brazil.
And Sammy said that it will be an honour for him to play for Nigeria,following in the footsteps of his brother.
“It will be a great honour to play for Nigeria. I would love it. I have seen how it has been with my brother and the World Cup was a great experience, which I would love to experience and help make sure Nigeria participates in again,” Ameobi told supersport.com.
The younger Ameobi also recognised the influence the senior Ameobi has played in his career.
“He has always been there for me. Whenever I needed advice, he would volunteer it; and also when I tried to make moves that might have derailed my career, he was quick to pull me back on track. It is great to have a proper professional as an older brother.”