GERMANY – Hoffenheim defender, Kevin Akpoguma, has switched his allegiance to the Nigerian national team.
Akpoguma was born to a German mother and a Nigerian father, but represented the Germany U16, U17, U18, U19, and U20 teams, playing in more than 60 games.
The defender is however eligible to play for the Super Eagles, since he has not made a senior appearance for Germany.
The 25-year-old has now confirmed he wants to represent the three-time African champions.
“It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. I am now at an age where I have already gained experience at European level with TSG and feel ready to play for my homeland,” Akpoguma told the club’s website.
“It makes me incredibly proud and I am positively excited. I’m really looking forward to getting to know the team.”