African-born Player Undecided About International Future

Everton youngster Beni Baningime has revealed that he has not reached a decision on his international future.

The 19-year old star is eligible for both the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and England.

When asked about his international future, he told reporters that:

“I haven’t thought about that yet really.”

“My dad and I will have to speak about it. We’re focusing on the club first.” he added.

Speaking further, the midfielder said:

“Hopefully when we start winning – I need to get that bit done – then I will have to think about where I am going to go.”

Baningime was born in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa before moving to the United Kingdom. He has been at Everton’s academy since age nine.

He made his Everton debut in the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in their Carabao Cup last 16 clash as a late replacement into the starting XI for the ill Morgan Schneiderlin and went on to feature in the league for the first time as an halftime substitute during Sunday’s 2-0 loss to hosts Leicester City.

Baningime also praised Everton’s caretaker coach David Unsworth for giving him the opportunity to play for the senior team. He said:

“It’s just great that David Unsworth has given me the opportunity to play.”

“He said ‘just do what you normally do with the ball’ and that gave me confidence. It was great. I would have wanted to win the game but that didn’t happen.” he concluded.