Chuba Akpom is looking forward to making his debut for
Nigeria after pledging his international allegiance to the
West African nation,
Akpom, 24, announced his intention to play for the Super
Eagles in September , 2019 after previously representing
England at youth levels.
Nigeria is however blessed with an array young forwards
who are making big impact at their respective clubs.
Top on the list is Lille forward Victor Osimhen who has
scored on a regular basis in the French Ligue 1 this
season as well as the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Dennis bonnaventure Josh Maja and a few others.
Akpom, who scored 21 goals in 42 appearances across
youth levels is determined to play for the super eagles
“I just pledged my international allegiance to Nigeria and it
definitely motivates me to try and press and play every
game for my club and help the team as much as possible
to get in the (Nigeria) national team because that’s how
I’m going to do it,”Akpom was quoted in an interview by
“Frstly, I have to fight for my club to get on that team. It’s
not going to be easy because there are many young
players but I’m up to the challenge and I hope that I would
be selected soon. I’m ready to help the national team.
Akpom won the double in his maiden season with Greek
club PAOK following his arrival from Premier League club,
The former Hull City player takes time to reflect the
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“The previous season was a very special season both for
the club and me. I never expected to win the Double
before I came here. I wanted to help the team be
successful, but to win the Double, I’m very proud of this. I
helped the team to do it and scored in the Cup final, the
feeling was amazing, probably the best highlight of my
career so far,”he added.
“We set the standards so high from last year, so in the
new season we want to try to do exactly what we have
done before. Become Champions again and hopefully go
for the Cup once more. It’s not going to be easy, but we
are on the right path right now and hopefully we can do