Nigerian Soccer Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick disclosed that the German-born defender indicated his curiosity in flying the colours of the Tremendous Eagles.
”We have now additionally resolved that anyone who desires to play for Nigeria should write to us to make some dedication,” Pinnick mentioned.
“We don’t need to make the error we made up to now.
“Already, Kelvin Akpoguma and one different have already written to commit their future to Nigeria. They know that Nigeria is an enormous nation to launch anyone larger than they think about.”
The 25 years outdated Kevin Akpoguma who performs for TSG Hoffenheim within the Bundesliga was born to a Nigerian father and a German mom in Germany. He has represented Germany in any respect youth ranges.
Predominantly a center-back, Kevin also can deputize as a full-back. The 6 ft four in defender possesses a physique required for elite defenders. Tackling and floor duels are key elements of his strengths.
Kevin first began he was open to representing Nigeria again in 2018. His change of allegiance will come as a lift to Nigeria. He may very well be in line for a primary Tremendous Eagles call-up when Rohr releases his squad checklist for subsequent month’s friendlies.
The Tremendous Eagles boast the defensive experience of William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, and Semi Ajayi. Including Kevin Akpoguma to this checklist would go away the nationwide group coach spoilt of decisions at center-back.