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Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by vanida6(f): 3:41pm On Oct 06, 2020
The 25-year-old has already teamed up with the Super Eagles for their upcoming friendlies, having been cleared by the world football governing body

Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick has confirmed Fifa’s approval of Kevin Akpoguma to switch allegiance to Nigeria.
The defender was born to a German mother and a Nigerian father and has represented Germanyat various youth levels.

Akpoguma is, however, still eligible to feature for the Super Eagles since he is yet to play for the European country’s senior team.

*The centre-back has been delivering consistent performances for Bundesligaside Hoffenheimsince joining the club in 2015.
Last season, he made 18 league appearances for the Kraichgauer to help his side finish sixth in the campaign.

Ahead of the West Africans’ friendlies against Algeriaand Tunisiaon October 9 and 13 respectively, Pinnick revealed the 25-year-old has been given the green light to play for Nigeria.

“I'm extremely happy to announce that Fifa has just granted Hoffenheim defender and former German U20 national team skipper Kevin Ufuoma Akpoguma permission to make his switch to Nigeria with immediate effect,” Pinnick tweeted.

Akpoguma has already linked up with Gernot Rohr’s men in Austria, who are preparing for their games against the Desert Foxes and the Carthage Eagles.
#SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong pic.twitter.com/6DiVfd8Tzc— (@NGSuperEagles) October 5, 2020
Last month, Super Eagles coach Rohr explained how he convinced the defender to make his switch to the three-time African champions.

"It was not my job to convince [Kevin] Akpoguma to come and play for Nigeria. I had a good conversation with him and his family while watching several games in Hoffenheim,” Rohr said.
"After the matches, we met and could talk. I presented our projects and I could speak about the team, about this incredible period in the Super Eagles and my vision for the team.
"He was sold on this and would love to be a part of the team and play in big international competitions like the Africa Cup of Nationsor even the World Cup.
"We are very happy about the decision of Kevin Akpoguma to switch from Germany to Nigeria. Because he played for Germany at youth level, the process is not finished yet because Fifa must give the authorisation.

"He has fulfilled the written request to the switch and we only await the good news that he can finally play for us.”

Having been cleared by Fifa, Akpoguma could play a part in Super Eagles' friendlies in Austria

https://www.goal.com/en-us/news/akpoguma-fifa-approves-ex-german-youth-stars-switch-to/1aplh7tuzlq7q18ov3jt5ikxlz

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by sylve11: 3:45pm On Oct 06, 2020
Good one........ cool

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by iamyemiakins(m): 4:01pm On Oct 06, 2020
Let's see how it goes...

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by vanida6(f): 4:01pm On Oct 06, 2020
I wish our boys best of luck wink

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by Papparassi: 4:09pm On Oct 06, 2020
FIFA approves former German U-20 national Kevin Ufuoma Akpoguma switch to Nigeria

Born to a German mother and a Nigerian father, Kevin Akpoguma is eligible to play for Germany and Nigeria. He has represented Germany at youth level, playing for the U16, U17, U18, U19, U20, and U21 teams.

He was the captain of the German U-20 National, helping the team reach the quarterfinals of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.a


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF0UtwHuZfs&t=34s
Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by youngberry001(m): 4:18pm On Oct 06, 2020
Very good, now may den play gud nah him remain.

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by daddytime(m): 4:36pm On Oct 06, 2020
Better for him.
Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by SailorUgo(m): 8:04pm On Oct 06, 2020
Good one.

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by nickxtra(m): 8:07pm On Oct 06, 2020
Nigerian leaders and their appetite for foreign made products

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by loveli2uall: 8:07pm On Oct 06, 2020
Okay.
Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by Jegiosowor(f): 8:08pm On Oct 06, 2020
This boy captained the German under20 side against Nigeria in 2015, while his father cheered on.
I can remember watching that match with my bf.

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by 50shot: 8:08pm On Oct 06, 2020
correct gee not like that SARS looking saka of ARSENAL

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by BigDick70inch(m): 8:08pm On Oct 06, 2020
Good for him..
Good for Nigeria too..
Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by Hndrrxxx(m): 8:08pm On Oct 06, 2020
Ewooo
Wettin be this shocked shocked

This one no resemble the skull mining people o

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by sammuell(m): 8:09pm On Oct 06, 2020
Welcome
Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by obasi101(m): 8:09pm On Oct 06, 2020
Good one for him.



Am still looking at that Arsenal boy called Saka whom chose to represent England over Nigeria.

Him go chop bench tire embarassed lipsrsealed

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by bboygarage: 8:10pm On Oct 06, 2020
Wish him well
Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by Kobicove(m): 8:11pm On Oct 06, 2020
He has probably realised that he has a better chance of getting regular playing time if he switches to Nigeria undecided

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by 4tomandchi: 8:12pm On Oct 06, 2020
When they fail to make it there Nigeria becomes a dumping ground.

Why didn't capture Saka before the invite by Southgate?

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by iamoyindamola(m): 8:12pm On Oct 06, 2020
Another arrangee he's not good enough for German machine grin

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by kenzysmith(m): 8:12pm On Oct 06, 2020
we no want ooooo no play for us because u done wait for Germany they no reason u ba pls Nigeria should stop accepting players above age of 23 from dual citizenship if you want to play for us u must be commit early. That eze of crystal palace is good if he wait till he is 25 before commuting Nigeria should reject him please

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by akosy(m): 8:12pm On Oct 06, 2020
He has higher chances of featuring in Super Eagles than in German Senior team.

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by Nobody: 8:12pm On Oct 06, 2020
Life is truly big. But in peace and unity of the body of our lord Jesus Christ we can make it small and accommodating.

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by iamoyindamola(m): 8:12pm On Oct 06, 2020
obasi101:
Good one for him.



Am still looking at that Arsenal boy called Saka whom chose to represent England over Nigeria.

Him go chop bench tire embarassed lipsrsealed
He better chop bench than play for this shíthole

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by gaetano: 8:13pm On Oct 06, 2020
Northerners be looking at the Nigerian national team, thinking of how they can put all their people in there lol!

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Re: Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria by Earnonline9: 8:13pm On Oct 06, 2020
Oh

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