Iyoha: Instability In Nigeria Football Made Me Dump Nigeria For Germany


Germany youth International Emmanuel Iyoha says the political instability in the running of football in Nigeria made him snub the West Africa Nation for Germany, the land of his birth despite his father hailing from Nigeria.


18 year old Iyoha who plays for German second division side Fortuna Dusseldorf featured for Germany at the recently concluded European Under-19 tournament, making one appearance in the six goal thriller against Netherlands, which they later won 5-4 on penalties.

Speaking to Bild in an interview on why he opt to play for Germany instead of Nigeria, the striker who made five appearances for Fortuna Dusseldorf in the German second division last season revealed, instability in Nigeria football played a big part in his decision making.

“I’m a real native of Dusseldorf, as I was born here, although my father is from Nigeria, my mother is a German but I feel German in every way, I presently play for the U19 and am happy because Germany is just right for me, Nigeria is a political unstable country”.

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True to the words of the talented teen, the instability in the leadership of Nigeria Football is well documented, especially in the last two years, with two different factions claiming to be in charge of the running of football in the country.

Although FIFA President, Gianni Infantino confirmed the Amaju Pinnick lead board as the recognised body in charge of football, Chris Giwa is still insisting he has the right to occupy the office of the president of Nigeria Football Federation.