Nigeria: Chuba Akpom Wants To Play For The Super Eagles Of Nigeria

Chuba Akpom has made his intentions clear that he would love to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

The former Arsenal player is eligible to play for both England and Nigeria but has decided to shun the Three Lions and switch his allegiance to Nigeria. He has also trained with the Super Eagles in the past.

The 23-year-old PAOK FC player made this known in an interview with BBC Sport...

I’ve only just recently switched my allegiance, so I’ve signed the documents and hopefully in the next few weeks it will be approved to enable me to play for Nigeria. I’ve been wanting to do that for many years now but not many people know this. It’s just been a matter of sorting it out, which is now in a process. I’m looking forward to it. It was a personal decision. I’m Nigerian and my whole family feels very Nigerian and it will be nice to represent Nigeria.

Akpom also talked about how he wanted to play with Alex Iwobi again...

It will also be nice to link up with Alex Iwobi again and play for the national team. We started playing when we were younger together and to make that step to play for the national team together will be amazing. I wasn’t surprised because at the time he wasn’t playing for England, he came out of nowhere and he started playing for Arsenal and from there he just progressed, so I wasn’t surprised when he picked to play for Nigeria. It was the better decision to make, now he’s played in the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations. I’ve always said that I’d like to play with him again for Nigeria, we’ve always spoken about that.

Best of Chuba Akpoms

He did not stop there as he talked about how they played at a tender age...

We’ve played together since we were five and six years old, we grew up together. It took me a while to settle down and to get used to the environment in Greece. Going to play abroad and in another league has helped me, but I hope to take my career to the next level with Nigeria.

This is, in fact, good news for Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagle's coach, who is still waiting for Tammy Abraham to decide which country he would be loyal to.

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