Former Germany U-20 Captain, Kevin Akpoguma, may feature in this weekend’s international friendly match against Algeria following his clearance by world football governing body, FIFA, to switch allegiance to Nigeria.
The Super Eagles will meet Algeria in the first of two international friendly games in Vienna, Austria on Friday. Akpoguma has been in the Eagles’ camp since the squad came together on Monday, but his stay in Vienna was initially aimed at getting him acquainted with the squad ahead of his clearance by FIFA to play for Nigeria.
And now that FIFA has granted his wish, a Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) official told The Guardian yesterday that the coaches are looking at the possibility of giving the Hoffenheim central defender his first cap for Nigeria.
The source, who pleaded anonymity, said Akpoguma, who first came to attention when he led the German team against Nigeria in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, has started training with the Super Eagles. (Guardian)