Ex Arsenal Youngster Chuba Akpom In Late Push To Make Nigeria’s Squad For AFCON 2019

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PAOK Salonika forward Chuba Akpom could be called up to the senior national team of Nigeria for the dead rubber AFCON 2019 Qualifiers tie against Seychelles, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.

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Akpom has found his range in Greece with four goals and two assists this season with his brace and assist against OFI Crete the highlight of his performance since moving to Greece in the summer.

23 year old Akpom trained with the Super Eagles in London during a training camp but inactivity at club level cost him the chance to be considered for call up to the team last year.

His move from Arsenal to Greece was the end of his stint at the club he joined at the age of nine around same time with his childhood friend and fully established Arsenal and Nigeria international forward Alex Iwobi.

Coach of the Nigerian team Gernot Rohr has long said the striker has a chance to make the squad of the Super Eagles if he keeps getting regular games at his club, something he is now enjoying in Greece.

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Ahead of the dead rubber AFCON 2019 Qualifiers against Seychelles, Rohr is faced with a dilemma in attack with the duo of Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo facing a race to be fit for the game.