Some Nigerians took to twitter to troll Arsenal forward Chuba Akpom on the occasion of his 21st birthday two days ago. Same day his childhood friend Alex Iwobi scored his first international goal for Nigeria.
Iwobi and Akpom grew up together as close friends, after joining the academy of Arsenal around same time at a tender age.
While Iwobi has established himself as a first team regular at Arsenal, the last six months, Akpom back at Arsenal after a loan spell at Hull City is yet to make himself a permanent face in the first team.
Same applies to the duo at International level, as even though they have represented England at youth level. Iwobi has since switched allegiance to Nigeria where he has grown into a regular for the senior national team.
Akpom is yet to give a definite answer to Nigeria about switching his allegiance. Nigerians took to twitter to remind him of his age 21 and the need to switch allegiance before it’s too late.
” Do like Iwobi & Play for Nigeria. It will be well with you” One wrote.
” Akpom are you watching, Iwobi has all things working since he dumped England for Nigeria, save your career and do same” another wrote.
Funniest of them all read ” You are getting old, Do like Iwobi and Play For us”