Hoffenheim defender Kevin Akpoguma can’t wait to don the green and white colours of Nigenia after confirming his interest to play for the three-time African champions, reports Completesports.com.
Born to a German mother and a Nigerian father, Akpoguma is eligible to play for Germany and Nigeria.
The 25-year-old has played for Germany at youth levels, but is now willing to represent Nigeria at senior level.
Akpoguma was the captain of the Germany U-20 team that reached the quarter-finals of the 2015 U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
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The centre-back is now awaiting FIFA’s clearance after submitting a written request to the world soccer ruling body for a switch in allegiance.
“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 Hoffenheim’s official website.
“It makes me incredibly proud and I am positively excited. I’m really looking forward to getting to know the team.”
He has made two league appearances for Hoffenheim this season.
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