- Kevin Akpoguma has explained that he is ready to play for the Super Eagles
- The 25-year-old defender has played for Germany in youth competitions
- Akpoguma was born to a German mother and a Nigerian father
Kevin Akpoguma who currently plays for the German side, Hoffenheim has confirmed his readiness to play for three-time African champions Nigeria.
This means that the 25-year-old defender is not interested in playing for the German national senior men's team despite playing for their youth side.
Kevin was born in Germany to a Nigerian father and a German mother and has played more than 60 games for the German Under 16, 17, 18, 19, and the Under 20 teams.
But since he has not played for the senior team, Kevin Akpoguma still has the right to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Akpoguma has been playing for Hoffenheim for the past five years and played 18 games last season for the side as they finished sixth on the final standings.
The former Hannover 96 star explained to Hoffenheim website that he is ready to play for the Super Eagles under Gernot Rohr who is the gaffer of the Nigerian team.
Kevin Akpoguma stated below.
"It's something I've been thinking about for a long time. I am now at an age where I have already gained experience at European level with TSG and feel ready to play for my homeland.
"It makes me incredibly proud and I am positively excited. I'm really looking forward to getting to know the team.''
Recently, Nigeria missed the chance to have Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori who decided to pick England as their national team.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Algeria will likely face the Super Eagles of Nigeria without six key players as both teams prepare for an epic friendly match scheduled for October 9.
Complete Sports citing africanfootballhq.com are reporting that Youcef Atal, as well as his Nice teammate, Hicham Boudaoui are injured and both players have been ruled out of the clash.
The coach of the Desert Foxes Djamel Belmadi will also be without Saudi Arabia-based duo, Djamel Benlamiri and Youcef Belaili, who were part of the squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019.
The pair are yet to return to their clubs in Saudi Arabia since football returned after the lockdown and they have been declared match rusty.
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