Highly rated Italian forward Franklyn Akkamadu who has seven goals for the Primavera team of Cesena has put to an end speculations surrounding his nationality.
The 18 year old who is born in Padua, Italy to Nigerian parents, in an interview with respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio said his parents left Nigeria for Italy for better fortunes before he was born.
” I was born in Padua by Nigerian parents. They moved to Italy to improve their living condition few years before I was born, I have lived in Italy all my life” Akkamadu told Di Marzio.
The forward who has twice been named on the bench by the main team of the Serie B side in league games this season, listed Samuel Eto’o as his role model but even at that said Robert Lewandoski inspires him as well.
His international future will no doubt put Nigeria and Italy at loggerheads, although he is yet to be sounded out by any of the country.