Nigeria could yet lose another player as FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele will soon be granted American citizenship which will make him available for the United States of America men’s national team, a choice he says he will consider.
Akindele, who has a Nigerian father and a Canadian mother was the 6th overall draft pick in the last Major League Soccer draft and has been in fine form for FC Dallas in the regular Major League Soccer season.
The 22-year old was also invited by the Canadian national team but elected to stay at his club and focus on his career for now, sparking wide spread rumors he might elect to play for the United States.
“I was really flattered that Canada called me. But right now I think it’s best to focus on my club career and help our playoff push,” he said.
“You want to play for someone who wants you and where you have a chance to play. As for who that is, I don’t know. That will probably take care of itself,”Akindele added.
The tall striker has hit home seven goals in 26 appearances for FC Dallas, a feat which might propel him as a candidate for the rookie of the year award in the MLS
“As a soccer player you want to go for every award you can,”Akindele said