FIFA Grants Permission To Akpoguma To Play For Super Eagles

Kevin Akpoguma has been gotten FIFA’s nod to make his switch to the Super Eagles with immediate effect.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick announced the good news on the social media.

”Coach Gernot Rohr might be a bit light in the middle. However, I’m extremely happy to announce that @FIFAcom has just granted Hoffenheim defender and former German U-20 national team skipper Kevin Ufuoma Akpoguma permission to make his switch to Nigeria with immediate effect,” Pinnick tweeted on Monday night.

The Hoffenheim defender recently disclosed his intention to switch allegiance and represent Nigeria at senior level.

Akpoguma represented Germany at youth level playing for the U16, U17, U18, U19, U20, and U21 teams.

The centre-back was the captain of the German U-20 team that reached the quarter-finals of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Akpoguma stormed the Super Eagles Hotel Die Ziet, Austria camp on Monday ahead of Friday’s friendly encounter against African champions Algeria.

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The 25-year-old is in camp to familiarise with the Nigeria set-up and bond with other players.

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