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Uduokhai Explains Reason For Choosing Germany Over Nigeria

Uduokhai Explains Reason  For Choosing Germany Over Nigeria

Augsburg defender Felix Uduokhai has explained the reason behind his decision to pick Germany ahead of Nigeria, reports Completesports.com.

The centre-back is in line to make his debut for Germany following his maiden invitation for the games against Czech Republic, Ukraine and Spain this month.

“My father was born in Nigeria, so I could have imagined playing for Nigeria. But I was born in Germany, grew up here and have also played in the German U national teams,” Uduokhai told the club website

” So I’m proud to have this chance in the senior national team now. ”

The 23-year-old is also elated with his invitation to the senior side after previously playing for the youth teams.

”The invitation to the national team makes me proud. My family and friends and everyone at FCA were really happy for me,”Uduokhai added.

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“I am very satisfied with the development at FCA over the past year. When the call came from assistant trainer Marcus Sorg a few days ago, the joy was of course great.

“The national team is a childhood dream for me. There is something very special about playing for the national team.

“I am therefore looking forward to the coming days. It is something special when my name is mentioned in a row with the other Augsburg national players Ulrich Biesinger, Helmut Haller and André Hahn. “

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  • Footballfanatic 4 years ago

    No hating bro but ask about Owomoyela and Dennis Aogo. Goodluck benching German defenders that play for Bayern and Borussia. I thought u were on the verge of switching to Nigeria now suddenly have an explanation that ur dad was born in naija and u grew up in Germany lol. Goodluck in ur intl career bro.

    • Footballfanatic 4 years ago

      At least one less to worry about as we know where he stands. Focus should be on the willing and not the Boateng types that just wanna use us for world cup stardom if or when we qualify.

  • Hmm…good to know that the guy never deny the interest on like Abraham, Eze and Tomori.Focus will now be on Jordan Torunarigha as a left footed central defender. Good we have players that have tried in that role like Balogun, Omeruo and Now Akpoguma.
    Wish you well bro but to appear as the last name on the list of 11 defenders without Kehrer (PSG) and Sule (Bayern) out of 28 full list is not right for me.

  • Collins id 4 years ago

    I wish you good luck mr uduokhai, when you are from two nations by origin, you have unquestionable justifications to choose either side of ur origin, so no problem at all, you are German by origin the shirt is worth fighting for, unlike our full origins that denied and rejected our love for a team where they are considered to be third options, where the relationship is based on pretence, where some fans see them as inferior opportunists. it would have been ok if we didn’t show them our love and concern, yet they denied the Super Eagles for a bench role, ignorance indeed is a disease, if you play for Eagles and you show quality, you have the possibility to be in world cup and nations cup, with more chances of showing your talent which is very important after all you like to score goals and creat records in the biggest stage , Yes there are strong competitors in the eagles camp, but the competition there, is not based on colours, it’s based on what you have to offer. even when you looses club form if you have eagles quality u can still be getting chances of playing, balogun few games in the afcon and friendlies contributed to his transfer to Wigan, iwobi moved to Everton after a wonderful afcon, etebo left stoke to bigger clubs after a decent afcon performance, so on and forth, only Abraham as I am seeing things now, have the slim chance to make the English euro nations cup and world cup team as a bengi , the likes of Saka, tomori, eze , will be sitting at home watching Netflix, while their mate will be busy balling in the eagles camp, lol.

  • Jonas Letoy 4 years ago

    End of the day Germany will not carry you go world cup

    • Adewuyi Olaosenikan 4 years ago

      Felix Uduokhai Will play for Germany at the World Cup.

  • Greenturf 4 years ago

    We have so many defenders doing well at the moment,so it’s not a big worry missing out on you,though would have been great to have you in the mix because getting a German call up shows you are a quality player.

    I do understand your choice because you feel more German than Nigerian besides you reside in Germany and play in the bundesliga so it’s Germany all the way Nigeria is always a second priority for this players.

    Super eagles fans shouldn’t worry too much,we have a Balogun and others doing well in Europe and a couple more to join us through FIFA on change of allegiance.So we are all good.

  • Oakfield 4 years ago

    Ask Akpoguma how far and him go tell you….. Good luck to you.

  • Gowetok 4 years ago

    @Felix,we dont need ur explanation. Nigeria is bigger than any player and have nothing to lose about you choosing Germany. But u will certainly regret it. Watchout

  • GLORY 4 years ago

    Just why we must carefully put the eggs on the tray before going on to purchase the best tray for eggs still in the hen’s belly. THAT HEN MAY LIKELY SUFFER A MISCARRIAGE. Hahaha… @ Udokuai, your choice is ever yours, never a pinch of hard feelings because Nigeria never lacks good footballers, we only lack football administration.

  • Igbekun Abo 4 years ago

    Good luck to this player. We march on.

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    The Only player…ONLY PLAYER after Alaba whom I regret we didnt get is Saka – that 18 year only bag of footballing intelligence. All the rest we wish them good luck in their chosen intl careers…..including the ones sitting on the bench for England U21s.
    There’s no moral justification fighting for something we never contributed to in the first instance.

    • Adewuyi Olaosenikan 4 years ago

      You are right. It is a useless excuse. I don’t buy it 1 bit.

  • I never expected u to play for nigeria just like that other guy(whether na torunariga)….

    I lost faith on all of u when akpoguma rejected us 3yrs back… I never consider seeing any of u in eagles nest.

    But akpoguma cleared my doubt and made a sudden U-TURN when he knew he can never, i repeat can never break into german backline,

    gudluck though….

  • Olusegun.B. 4 years ago

    There’s a need for our youth players from home to be encouraged and nurtured at this moment. I still believe we should lay emphasis on home grown players . Remember there was Christian Chukwu, Uche okechukwu, Taribo west, chidi Nnwanu, Uche okafor, Mike emenalo, Rabiu afolabi , Joseph Yobo et Al . And they were not born in England , Germany or any country. I would love it that we do not discard this one bit. That way our self worth will be retained . Any player who may be born abroad that has SE at heart should be genuine with his intentions like the way Dessers shows his . And not use the country of origin as a second fiddle. I hope NFF is taking this seriously

  • Ololo 4 years ago

    All the saka, tomori, abraham if their parents did not leave Nigeria to find greener pastures abroad, nobody would have known them.. Living in Nigeria is a huge disadvantage.. In fact I can say living in Africa.. Why should African nations beg abroad born kids to play for them. It’s just simple they have failed to train and encourage their brothers and children within..

  • That Rabiu afolabi as a player i dont rate him abeg. Furo iyenemi too.

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