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Sidney Sam Regrets Snubbing Nigeria For Germany

Sidney Sam Regrets Snubbing Nigeria For Germany

Former Germany midfielder Sidney Sam regrets snubbing Nigeria for the Europeans, reports Completesports.com.

Sam, who was born to Nigerian father and German mother was capped five times by Germany.


The 32-year-old was named in Germany’s 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup by Joachim Low but was omitted from the final squad.

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“Looking back, I can say I was close to winning the World Cup with Germany. Maybe I would have played in it if I had accepted the chance offered by Nigeria,”Sam told Brila FM.


” My regret, yes it is, but in life when you make a decision you live with the consequences.

Sam currently plays for Austrian Bundesliga club SCR Altach.

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  • Collins id 2 years ago

    Hahahahaha, yeye fowl, buy buy to yeye player, when keshi dey beg you that time, we needed an attacking midfielder badly but you stupidly refused your fathers people and tried to show you face in a camp you where nt needed, a camp where u are suspected to be a ģorilla relative, where u will always be the last to get the coach attention, where you will beg for passes even in a training. Now you are regreting when u are already 32, how i wish u accepted our pleasant offer you would have played against argentina and france may be we for bit france if you where with us, bcos at that time you where hot. Any way its a lesson for the young ones, dont choose oversized Guci shoes ahead of a befitting aba made shoe.

    • Olanrewaju 2 years ago

      I don’t know why they don’t reason that they have to be far better than what this European nations had before they can actually be given a real chance. They will always be last in pecking order. Is it not better to be where you’re wanted and will be celebrated than going where you’ll always be looked upon as second rated? The Europeans would just intentionally lure these talents with bogus call ups, in order to make them ineligible to play for their African countries and them dump them thereafter. I pity the ones like Bukayo Saka, Philip Billing and co who haven’t seen the handwriting on the wall.

    • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

      Hahahaha…you are such a comedian…! Good sensetalk though. He should let the regret live with him for the rest of his life. He has only himself to blame to the sudden turnaround after initially agreeing to play for Nigeria. The manner in which he even denied ever thinking of playing for Nigeria was even more humiliating. I hope the rest are listening to him

  • JimmyBall 2 years ago

    …Monkey! You papa na black man, from a proud footballing country, yet knowing how you will always be made to feel less wanted compared to a full-blooded German boy who may even be less than you in footballing terms, how such a one will often always be preferred over you, yet, you will rather break your leg for Germany just to get your two to five caps in inconsequential matches and be quickly discarded as reluctantly as you were given those useless caps… serves you right! Live with your little German pride, just like Patrick Owomoyela. I hope Jordan Torunarigha, Kevin Akpoguma and Felix Udokhai read about you and learn in time before they become another story like you. It’s even Jordan Torunarigha that I pity because in his own, he is blacker than the man from South Sudan and shares no native German blood at all… una no the learn!

  • GLORY 2 years ago

    One such talented player that so foolishly put on a boxing gloves and almost punched himself into serious coma. They will never learn. The Odds stacked against them while choosing their adopted countries are so enormous, making it look like a wild goose chase.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    @Chima Eberibe Samuel. Owngoal is a fake site where they publish lies, rumours and news from mouth to mouth that is not credible…..anuofia. This piece of news CSN is just publishing today was published yesterday on the same owngoal. The news about Samuel Kalu moving to germany which CSN published yesterday was published by owngoal as far back as on monday. Maybe CSN too is a fake website where you visit to read sweet lies and news that is not credible. CSN too must be publsihing news from mouth to mouth. Complete Idiot…!


    We are still waiting for you to tell us which one of owngoals’s last 30 headlines have been proven to be fake news. I’m sure you will come back in 6 months or 1 year’s time and deny you never made such comments about owngoal.
    Enemy of Progress….!

    • Kelvin 2 years ago

      Dr Drey stop your inferiority complex respect yourself before you light another fire here.

  • Bomboy 2 years ago

    @Collims id, I owe you one for this powerful statement: “don’t choose oversized Guci shoes ahead of a befitting aba made shoe.”

    Best advice I have heard for a long time.

    Hopefully, Sydney Sam will advice his foreign born children not to make the same mistake he made.

  • Vitqlis 2 years ago

    Dont worry Sam, Keep training harder, you will be Germany’s Captain at the next World cup in Qatar 2022
    You never regret yet

  • Not a prophet of doom, but have you guys noticed that Tomori is finding game time hard at Chelsea and Tammy is being used mainly as a substitute now? With Timo arrival next season it will be tough.This is the time that they both need the national team the most but….

    • Tomori is injured and Tammy is just coming back from injury

      • Omaskels 2 years ago

        D injury problem jst dey start ..Dem Neva see anything..yeye boys