Highly respected German journalist Roland Mark says Germany won’t mind losing Kelvin Akpoguma to Nigeria, but will do everything to stop little known Felix Uduokhai from playing for Nigeria.
Mark insist that Akpoguma is highly respected and has abilities which are not in doubt, but Uduokhai has grown in leaps and bounds since making the step up to the main team of 1860 Munich.
Uduokhai penned a multi contract deal with Wolfsburg yesterday following the relegation of 1860 Munich from the second division to the third division in Germany.
Comfortable as a centre back or left full back, the 19 year old is viewed as one of the finest young defenders in Germany, and was reportedly on the wish list of Bayern Munich last summer.
He is already a full international at youth level for Germany but still remains eligible for Nigeria at senior level, but according to Mark Germany won’t let him switch to Nigeria like Leon Balogun and Joel Noah Sarenren Bazee without a fight.
As a matter of fact, Mark believes Nigeria stand a better chance in luring Kevin Akpoguma than Uduokhai, who is one the Germans believe will be a mainstay in their senior team soon.
” Akpoguma is a talented defender no doubt but Uduokhai is the real deal, quick, good in the air and at the age of 19, he was already a regular for 1860 Munich” ,Mark told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” Uduokhai is the one talent Germany won’t want to lose at the moment not Akoguma. I read he is on the watch list of the Nigerian coach, it would be a shame if he plays for Nigeria instead of Germany”.