The squad of the senior national team of Nigeria will no doubt have some new players added to it when they resume competitive football later in the year, OwnGoalNigeria.com understands.
Coach José Peseiro hasn’t hidden his desire to expand the options available to him in all departments as he wants to build a team that can win the Africa Cup of Nations, something which he said is his aim at the coach.
He was in England recently and posted pictures of himself with Taiwo Awoniyi after the 1-1 draw against Chelsea, where the Nigerian was voted as mam of the match. However there is another in England who also needs the attention of the coach and he is Chuba Akpom.
Akpom has been sensational for Middlesbrough this season with 13 goals to his name. His latest goal came in the 3-1 win over Birmingham City at the weekend and it keeps their hope of a promotion playoff spot intact as they are presently 5th on the log.
Former president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick in an interview on a Lagos based radio station confirmed that, FIFA has given Akpom the all clear to play for Nigeria after completing his nationality switch from England.
As a matter of fact, we gathered his management reached out to new Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro last year and the Portuguese already has his name penned down as a possible addition to the team this year. His form has no doubt place him in a perfect spot for a chance.