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Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by dainformant(m): 4:21pm On Jul 10, 2018
Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji has posted a picture of him wearing Nigeria's World Cup jersey, probably a dig aimed at Swiss FA secretary Alex Miescher. Miescher proposed that Swiss players with dual nationality who do not give up their other passport should not be invited to the national team.

The Borussia Dortmund’s rising star, Akanji published a photo on Twitter in which he was wearing the Nigeria National Team jersey on holiday in Spain.

Akanji's father is a Nigerian while his mother is from Switzerland.

Miescher joined the hot debate in the country whether the national team having many players with foreign roots truly reflect the country after Switzerland were sent packing from Russia 2018 World Cup after losing 1-0 to Sweden in their second round fixture at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 3.

Akanji, who is one of the revelations of Russia 2018, has subtly indicated that he is not ready to deny his Nigerian roots for the sake of playing for Switzerland by publicly identifying with the Super Eagles.

The Swiss federation, who distanced themselves from Miescher’s comments, however said they had only been considering getting young players to give up their second nationality when joining the national team training programme.

Source; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2018/07/swiss-star-akanji-spotted-wearing-nigeria-jersey-in-spain.html

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by shobroy10(m): 4:40pm On Jul 10, 2018
Better pickin

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by Holuwahyomzzy: 4:47pm On Jul 10, 2018
cheesy
Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by Blakjewelry(m): 4:55pm On Jul 10, 2018
cool the guy is just passing through

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by CANDYDADDY(m): 5:51pm On Jul 10, 2018
shocked





Nigeria the most failed set of people, nothing i said nothing they are good in or they can strive in.



Their players leave their country to go and face total failure, failure and incompetences engulfs with Nigerians

The day my daughter bring husband from that country, the day i disown her
Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:51pm On Jul 10, 2018
Mom Swiss and Dad Nigerian?!
50/50 then.
Follow your heart.
Make your choice.
You are responsible for your future.
YOUR CASE IS DIFFERENT!

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by naijaguy123456(m): 5:51pm On Jul 10, 2018
Young man doesn't give a fuuuck to Swiss FA. AKANJI na our own, ride on.

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by Yeligray(m): 5:52pm On Jul 10, 2018
The guy was amazing at the world cup.

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by Ayodejioak(m): 5:52pm On Jul 10, 2018
He paid for it bruh, money can't waste like that
Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by princechurchill(m): 5:52pm On Jul 10, 2018
Acknowledging your roots but not representing them that's hypocrisy
Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by KingOvo(m): 5:52pm On Jul 10, 2018
.

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by shogotermies(m): 5:53pm On Jul 10, 2018
okay seen.. next..
Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by 9jaBloke: 5:53pm On Jul 10, 2018
That's the Naija Spirit. Who no go no know.

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by Yemicrakz1: 5:54pm On Jul 10, 2018
Bro akaji stick to your Switzerland,you might regret putting that jersey on,we wey dey here sef dey find how we go japa
Opinion tho

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by NwaJozi: 5:54pm On Jul 10, 2018
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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by CSTR1005: 5:54pm On Jul 10, 2018
papa go just hustle, sell his properties, run go Switzerland, marry oyibo.

Pikin no know how papa take suffer for the citizenship he currently enjoys.

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by chiedu7: 5:54pm On Jul 10, 2018
Anytime u hear news of Nigerians doing well abroad they are all from the South or middle belt!

Anytime u think of the rest.........

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by BOOMnaija(m): 5:55pm On Jul 10, 2018
Who is he trying to patronize.

Medicine after money..
Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by Yeligray(m): 5:56pm On Jul 10, 2018
princechurchill:
Acknowledging your roots but not representing them that's hypocrisy
like buhari?
Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by paparazzi1987(m): 5:56pm On Jul 10, 2018
Afonja again ! grin
Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by Hotzone(m): 5:56pm On Jul 10, 2018
Please, I need to be American citizen ASAP

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by datribune: 5:58pm On Jul 10, 2018
Yeligray:
The guy was amazing at the world cup.

He was simply excellent.

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by princechurchill(m): 5:58pm On Jul 10, 2018
Yeligray:
like buhari?

Buhari is representing his league of blood suckers lol
Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by nuesednutlofa: 5:58pm On Jul 10, 2018
agwocomedian:
Em papa there
stop wasting people's data with your pix.

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Re: Manuel Akanji Rocks Super Eagles Jersey Amid Dual Nationality Protests. Photos by smeth1: 5:59pm On Jul 10, 2018
Dis guy sabi play ball sha

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