Wycombe Wanderers big striker, Adebayo Akinfenwa, has jokingly said the unavailability of his kit size in the Nigerian national team may have played a role in his inability to get a call-up to the Super Eagles in 2003, but admitted that the country was blessed with a lot of talents.
Akinfenwa, who stands at 1.85m tall and weighs 102kg, admitted he made an effort to play for Nigeria when he was 21, but was overlooked.
In an interview with ESPN, the 38-year-old joked that his body size could have been the reason for his inability to make the Eagles team.
He said, “I had interest (playing for Nigeria) when I was young. I was 21 when I hooked up with former England striker of Nigerian origin John Fashanu; there was talk then, but Nigeria are always blessed with great strikers, so it was harder for me. (Punch)