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Akpoguma Proud To Make Super Eagles Debut

Akpoguma Proud To Make Super Eagles Debut

Kevin Akpoguma is elated to make his first appearance for the Super Eagles following last Friday’s 1-0 defeat against the Desert Foxes of Algeria, reports Completesports.com.

The Hoffenheim of Germany centre-back took the place of Tyronne Ebuehi just after the hour mark.

I’m very impressed and proud to be a Nigerian player fully. I’m looking forward to the best games already,” Akpoguma told omasports.


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“We lost [against Algeria] but we tried our best to get a point from the game because in the last 10 minutes we pressured them well but we, however, failed to get the needed equalizer.”

“It’s just a test game and I am sure the coaches have seen what we can improve on,” he continued.

“So, now we are looking forward to our next game and most importantly our AFCON qualifiers next month.”

The Super Eagles will take on the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in another friendly on Tuesday at the Jacques Lemans Arena.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 4
  • Congratulations. All the best.Who noticed what happened to the Nigerian born ‘English’ players yesterday?.

    Tomori was not even called up, Abraham and Saka did not even make the match day squad.Southgate main strikers are healthy now, He will soon soon do away with both

    Yes, the coach insisted on punishment for Sancho, Chiwell for attending Abraham’s birthday party.But Sancho played and Chiwell made the substitute bench while Abraham was not listed at all.Hope Eze is watching and taking note.

     
    • Papafem 2 weeks ago

      Bro, these guys born abroad have a different mentality. No amount of persuasion will change them when their mind is made up. Some will prefer to make the mistake now and regret later. To some, one cap for England is better than a hundred for Nigeria. But the good thing is those who are ours will come to us. I remember Victor Anichebe who openly turned England down even when one of the officials visited him at Everton’s training ground. Let’s work our local league too. It’s looking like we are depending a lot on foreign-born players these days to build our national team.

       
      • GLORY 2 weeks ago

        Good talk @ Papafem. Anichebe was officially approached by Capello but he turned England down preferring to play for nigeria. That is the type we want. Truth is, it’s a MENTALITY thing. Some nigerians I see most times, born in England, though not sportsmen are ever echoing to anyone who care to listen that they are nigerians, even some Carribbean have started tracing their roots back to Africa, especially Nigeria and Ghana. They are so proud to identify; even when you bring issues about nigeria’s predicaments, they are always quick to tell you it all started with our colonial masters. But meanwhile, there are some nigerians who may have just arrived in the UK or probably spent some few years; no sooner had they arrived, that they start indoctrinating their children about Nigeria being the worst place on earth, while claiming they are now ” ENGLISH MEN AND WONEN”. Infact there was one who went about shouting he was a Liverpool fan in the midst of some English workers from Liverpool, singing “we never walk alone” and the next reply from one of the Liverpool guys was” How do you get to support Liverpool team, when you don’t have one in Lagos’? Lolzzz . My “English Nigerian brother” went cold with that reply and I couldn’t just stop laughing.

         
        • Greenturf 2 weeks ago

          Those ones born in England have not had experience of difficulties in Nigeria,extreme inequalities,fraudulent conducts,misery,degradation,bribery,corruption,abuse and maladministration.

          They have to live the formative years of their lives in Nigeria and go through this experiences listed above then we should know how proud they are of their heritage.

          I was raised in Nigeria and still very proud of my heritage but I can’t speak for others neither should I blame anyone who choose not to because the corruption and poverty in that country even in the midst of plenty at the moment is scary.

          Those lads who told off the Nigerian Liverpool supporter are racists and you laughing at him didn’t show any support nor fight against abuse and racism.