Bukayo Saka: Nigeria miss as England hand Arsenal star senior international call

Bukayo Saka: Nigeria miss as England hand Arsenal star senior international call

- Bukayo Saka of Arsenal has accepted to play for England senior team

- Nigeria have however missed the chance to have the star in the Super Eagles

- The West African nation also recently lost Tammy Abraham and Tomori to England

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Nigeria who are three-time African champions have finally missed the chance to have Arsenal star Bukayo Saka play for them as England have handed the 20-year-old senior call.

England coach Gareth Southgate on Thursday afternoon, October 1, named his squad for the three games his wards will be playing this month in which Saka was included.

This has now ended the hope of Nigerians seeing the Arsenal star in the Super Eagles jersey and Bukayo Saka has also accepted the call to play for England.

Since Bukayo Saka broke into Arsenal's first team, there have been calls from Nigerian football lovers for the Nigerian Football Federation to go after him.

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Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigerian FA made it clear that Bukayo Saka is a good lad and his board were trying to convince him switch to Nigeria.

After the announcement, Bukayo Saka took to his official twitter account to celebrate the call up to the England senior team.

England face a triple header of matches starting with a friendly against Wales at Wembley on October 8.

Gareth Southgate's men then take on Belgium on October 11 and Denmark three days later in the Nations League.

Bukayo Saka was born in London to a Nigerian father and started his career with Arsenal academy before he got the chance to join the main team.

Last season, Saka was superb for Arsenal helping the Gunners to win the English FA Cup beating Chelsea in the final.

Bukayo Saka: Nigeria miss as England hand Arsenal star senior international call

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Kevin Akpoguma who currently plays for the German side, Hoffenheim has confirmed his readiness to play for three-time African champions Nigeria.

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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.

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