Berlin - Hoffenheim defender Kevin Akpoguma plans to continue to play for Germany, rather than make the switch to Nigeria.
Akpoguma, whose mother is German, has been a key member of the Germany Under-20 side. He was, however, given the opportunity to train with a shadow Nigerian Under-023 side, the team coached by Samson Siasia.
The retired Nigeria Under 23 international, Darlington Omodiagbe, who is now a youth team coach at SV Wacker Burghausen, has been attempting to lure Akpoguma back to the Nigerian camp, but has had no success to date.
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"I have talked to Kevin Akpoguma, we still have work to do to convince him to play for Nigeria," Omodiagbe told the SL10.ng website.
"It is not going to be easy, he plays for Germany's Under 20 team. I'll suggest that we offer him something bigger. Everything is possible but it won't be easy. His father is from Delta State but grew up in Benin City.''
It has, however, been suggested that Akpoguma is holding out for an invitation from the Nigeria senior side, the Super Eagles.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.