Former Arsenal Hot Striker Finally Agrees To Play For Super Eagles (Photo)

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Chuba Akpom

Former England youth international, Chuba Akpom, has pledged his international allegiance to Nigeria.

Akpom, 23, who plays in Greece for PAOK is eligible to play for the Super Eagles, as he has not represented England at senior level.

In March 2017, the ex-Arsenal striker trained with the Nigeria senior side at Barnet, alongside then Chelsea defender Ola Aina.

“I’ve only just recently switched my allegiance, so I’ve signed the documents and hopefully in the next few weeks it will be approved to enable me play for Nigeria.

“I’ve been wanting to do that for many years now but not many people know this. It’s just been a matter of sorting it out, which is now in a process. I’m looking forward to it.

“It was a personal decision. I’m Nigerian and my whole family feel very Nigerian and it will be nice to represent Nigeria.

“It will also be nice to link up with Alex [Iwobi] again and play for the national team. We started playing when we was younger together and to make that step to play for the national team together will be amazing,” Akpom told BBC Sport.

Akpom joined Arsenal at six and spent time on loan with Brentford, Coventry, Nottingham Forest, Hull and Brighton, but failed to break into the Gunners’ first team.

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