Nigeria Lost Out As Arnaut Danjuma Earns First Call Up To Dutch Senior National Team


Club Brugge Dutch-Nigerian forward Arnaut Groeneveld Danjuma has been handed his first call up to the senior national team of the Netherlands after making their preliminary squad for their upcoming international engagements.


Danjuma made his U21 bow for the Dutch side but immediately after the game, he voiced out his availability to represent Nigeria if called up although he did say he will love to progress through the ranks with the Dutch team.

“The Dutch national team is my dream, but I also have the African culture in me. Who knows I may play for Nigeria, I would seriously think about it if they call me, but it would be a shame. Because I want to get to Oranje”, he said immediately after the game.

Reports monitored by from several sources in the Netherlands confirmed he has been handed a first time call up to the senior national team putting an end to speculations about his international future.

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He was named in a squad of 31 players called up by coach Ronald Koeman for the Nations Cup League game against Germany on the 13th of October and the friendly game against Belgium on the 16th of October.

If he gets to play against Germany, the 21 year old won’t be able to switch allegiance back to Nigeria as the Kaduna State born wing forward would have featured in a competitive fixture.

Shedrack Obi