Kevin Akpoguma has stated that he opted to switch allegiance to Nigeria because of the current crop of players in the Super Eagles.
Born to a German mother and Nigerian father, Akpoguma played for his country of birth from the U-17 to the U-21 level but later switched to after discussions with Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr.
Akpoguma who has completed his paperwork from FIFA is in line to make his first appearance for the African giants on Friday against Algeria.
When quizzed on why made himself available for Nigeria, The Hoffenheim defender said the numbers of good in the squad is one of his reasons.
“I decided for Nigeria because I see a lot of potential in the team.
“We’ve top players like Sammy, Victor, Ndidi, Iwobi – they’re top players playing in top leagues.
“If you put all of them together you’ll ve a great team. It’s an honor to play with these guys.” He said.
Akpoguma will compete with Leon Balogun, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, and William Troost-Ekong for a place in the starting eleven when the Super Eagles lock horns with Algeria and Tunisia on Friday and Monday respectively.
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