Kevin Akpoguma: Pinnick confirms FIFA's approval for defender to play for Nigeria

Kevin Akpoguma: Pinnick confirms FIFA's approval for defender to play for Nigeria

- Kevin Akpoguma has been given the approval by FIFA to play for Super Eagles

- President of the Nigerian Football Federation Amaju Pinnick made this clear

- The 25-year-old is already with the Super Eagles in Austria for their coming friendly ties

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Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigerian Football Federation has confirmed FIFA's approval for Hoffenheim defender Kevin Akpoguma to play for the Super Eagles.

The 25-year-old has represented Germany in all youth levels before he decided to play for the Super Eagles who are three-time African champions.

Kevin Akpoguma was born in Germany to a German mother, but the footballer has a Nigerian father which gives him the right to play for the Super Eagles.

He has been playing for Hoffenheim since 2015, and last term, Akpoguma played 18 games in the topflight as his club finished sixth on the final standings.

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Akpoguma is already in camp with the Super Eagles ahead of the two coming friendlies with Algeria and Tunisia.

Pinnick stated on his official twitter page below.

“I'm extremely happy to announce that FIFA has just granted Hoffenheim defender and former German U20 national team skipper Kevin Ufuoma Akpoguma permission to make his switch to Nigeria with immediate effect.''

Meanwhile, Nigeria will want to go for a revenge against Algeria in the coming friendly tie considering the defeat Rohr and his men suffered in the Nations Cup semifinal.

Nigerians were expecting the tie between Super Eagles and Algeria at the 2019 AFCON to go into penalties before Manchester City star Mahrez netted the winning goal at the death.

Kevin Akpoguma: Pinnick confirms FIFA's approval for defender to play for Nigeria

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria will file out against the Desert Foxes of Algeria on Friday October 9 at the Kacques Lemans Arena in Austria and Nigerian stars are beginning to arrive the team’s camp.

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The Nigerian team which will also tackle the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on Tuesday, October 13 at the same venue are camping at the prestigious Jacques Lemans Hotel Die Zeit in St. Veit, Austria.

Eagles coach Gernot Rohr earlier released a 25-man list to prosecute both matches; and according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) the decision to play the games in Austria is its proximity to the location of most of the invited players who ply their trade in Europe.

Both matches are scheduled to kick-off at 7.30pm Nigerian time respectively and now stars are beginning to troop-in into the camp.

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