Italy Move Swiftly To Cap Franklyn Akammadu Ahead Of Nigeria


Highly rated Cesena Primavera forward Franklyn Akammadu who is of Nigerian descent is set to be handed a call up to the Italian U-20s, a move that should give the Italians an edge in the race for the international future of the former Fiorentina teen hotshot.


In recent times, Nigeria have lost the likes of Stefano Chuka Okaka and Angelo Ogbonna to the Italian national team, a trend that could be extended if Akkamadu maintain or improve on his present career growth. gathered from sources close to the player that even though he still harbours dream of playing for Nigeria, he won’t turn down the chance to represent Italy, if he is called up.

” He won’t say no to Nigeria but at the same time, it will be a thing of joy for him, if he gets invited to the Italian youth set up. For now both nations are an option” a source close to the player told

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Akammadu has already have a feel of the first team of Cesena this season after training with the squad before their game against Carpi.

He is viewed by many as one of the brightest prospect in the youth set up of various Italian teams, although he is yet to open his goal account this season in the Primavera.