The Nigerian national team’s defender of Hoffeinheim, Kevin Akpoguma, has revealed his conviction of the potential to change his loyalty from Germany.
Akpoguma, born to a mother of German and a father from Nigeria, played in youth for Germany.
He was also captain of U-20, but now FIFA was cleared for the Super Eagles to play.
When they play Algier on Friday or Tunisia on Tuesday, Akpoguma could make his debut for Nigeria.
“I decided to go to Nigeria because I saw a great deal of potential in the team in Nigeria,” Akpoguma told the media team in Instagram.
“We’ve got top players, such as Sammy Chukwueze, Victor Osimhen, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex] Iwobi, top players, top leagues.”
“If you put them all together, it’s a huge honor for me to play with these guys. It’s a great honour.”
“It’s not like you’re German born to Nigeria, it’s all automatic, I have to demonstrate myself on the pitch.”
“This is not like you are coming from Europe and you have to train hard to succeed as a team directly at your side. That’s why I decided to play for my daddy. “That’s what I like about team.”