Nigeria Enter Big Battle With England and Germany Over the Allegiance of Top Manchester City Star

Nigeria Enter Big Battle With England and Germany Over the Allegiance of Top Manchester City Star

- Nigerian Football Federation are interested in having Manchester City youngster Lukas Nmecha in the Super Eagles

- The 22-year-old ha already played for England and Germany youth teams and he is still eligible for Nigeria

- Lukas was born in Hamburg and his parents later relocated to the United Kingdom where he began his career

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Lukas Nmecha who is a Manchester City star currently playing for Belgian club Anderlecht on loan has reportedly emerged as target for Super Eagles of Nigeria who want him to switch allegiance.

At the Under 21 European championship, Lukas Nmecha played for Germany and scored the winning goal in the final against Portugal as well as finishing as top scorer.

The 22-year-old forward was born in Hamburg, but his parents later relocated to England where he started his football career.

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He started football at Manchester City's academy and also represented England at the Under 17 championship in 2017.

Now that he has played for England and Germany in the youth categories, Lukas Nmecha has the right to choose the nation he wants for full international senior games.

And according to the report on Daily Mail and soccernet, the Nigerian Football Federation under Amaju Pinnick are interested in him and want Lukas to play for the Super Eagles.

This is because Lukas' father is a Nigerian which gives the player the chance to wear the Super Eagles jersey if he wants to.

The likes of Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi and Maduka Okoye were all born in Europe, but they decided to come back to Africa and play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles are preparing for their second international friendly game against Cameroon on Tuesday afternoon, June 8.

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Lukas Nmecha.
Lukas Nmecha wanted by the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Photo by Matteo Ciambelli
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Earlier, had reported how Cameroon vs Nigeria will slug it out again in another international friendly after both sides clashed four days ago.

The Indomitable Lions went away with a 1-0 win courtesy of a superb first half strike from Andre Anguissa.

And Toni Conceicao's men will be looking to make it two out of two against their West African rivals in a matter of days.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will not have captain Troost-Ekong and Jamlilu Collins in the back-four due to respective injuries.

Hungarian based Vincent Onovo who plays for Ujpest has been called up to join up with the squad to help patch things up at the back.


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