Bukayo Saka: Rohr wishes Arsenal star luck with England after snubbing Nigeria

Bukayo Saka: Rohr wishes Arsenal star luck with England after snubbing Nigeria

- Bukayo Saka recently picked the Three-Lions of England as he snubbed Nigeria

- Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has wished the Arsenal star luck with England

- Rohr and his wards are currently preparing for the coming friendly games

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Gernot Rohr who is the coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria has made it clear that he was not surprised with the decision of Arsenal star, Bukayo Saka not to play for Nigeria.

Bukayo Saka was recently called to the England national team ahead of their coming games this month in which the Arsenal forward expressed happiness to the call.

Many Nigerian football fans wanted Bukayo Saka to play for the Super Eagles, but the 19-year-old instead chose the Three Lions.

Saka will now be looking forward to playing for England in their games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.

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While speaking to ESPN according to the report on Complete Sports, Gernot Rohr explained that Bukayo Saka's decision has to be respected.

“We are not surprised.
“Of course we would have liked to have him with us, but we have to respect this kind of decision from him.
“I wish him good luck and a long career with England.”

Bukayo Saka was born in England to a Nigerian father and English mother and he has never visited the West African nation since he was born.

He is not the first player of Nigerian heritage that will reject playing for the Super Eagles as the duo of Chelsea's Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori also did the same.

However, players like Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina and Victor Moses also snubbed England to play for the three-time African champions.

Bukayo Saka: Rohr wishes Arsenal star luck with England after snubbing Nigeria

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how 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.

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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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