Arsenal highly rated forward Chuba Akpom who is currently on loan to Championship side Brighton will make a decision on his international future in few weeks time.
Akpom has represented England at various youth levels but trained with senior national team of Nigeria during their camping exercise in London, and even played in a practice game organised after the cancellation of a proposed friendly against Burkina Faso.
Despite training with Nigeria, Akpom is yet to officially declare his intention to play for Nigeria according to Michael James who witnessed the Eagles training session in England.
” I gathered from a family friend while in London that he is yet to officially opt for Nigeria ahead of England, but he will in few weeks time make his decision known about which currently he wants to play for”, James said.
” He will most likely communicate with the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr before the June 12 AFCON 2019 qualifiers against South Africa at the earliest. The signs are positive that he could opt for Nigeria.
” However as at the time I was at their session, he is yet to make up his mind about teaming up with Nigeria full time. He appears very happy in training though”, James concluded.
* Michael James