Hoffenheim centre-back Kevin Akpoguma and three different German gamers of Nigerian descent are set to be rewarded for his or her spectacular performances within the Bundesliga final season with a name as much as the Nigerian senior nationwide workforce subsequent month
The Tremendous Eagles will face Ivory Coast and Tunisia in worldwide friendlies on October 9 and 13 respectively, in Austria.
“The coach has said that 4 new defenders from the German Bundesliga specifically Akpoguma, Felix Agu, Felix Uduokai and Jordan Torunarigha are more likely to get invites for subsequent month’s worldwide friendlies,” an Eagles official, who spoke on situation of anonymity.
“This can convey extra competitors to the defence and make it extra formidable.”
Born to a Nigerian father and German mom, Akpoguma, 25, is predicted to be joined within the but to be named squad by 20-year-old Werder Bremen full-back Felix Agu, Wolfsburg defender Felix Uduokhai, who celebrates his 23rd birthday on Wednesday, and 6ft3in tall Hertha Berlin defensive stalwart Jordan Torunarigha, our correspondent learnt from a high workforce official.
In line with our supply, coach Gernot Rohr expects the brand new additions to offer regulars Kenneth Omeruo, Semi Ajayi, William Troost-Ekong, Jamilu Collins, Chidozie Awaziem, Ola Aina and Leon Balogun a run for his or her cash.
Rohr had earlier hinted that he is perhaps tempted to ask an extended record of gamers, having scouted contemporary faces through the lockdown.
Akpoguma represented Germany from U-16 stage to the U-21s, and captained the German U-20 aspect on the 2015 U-20 World Cup. He’s but to hitch the Nigerian set-up regardless of opening the door to a change since 2018.
Agu, Uduokhai and Touraringha have additionally represented Germany at junior ranges.