Friday, 17 March 2017

How Nigeria missed out on Bayern Munich’s David Alaba


Former Super Eagles striker, Benedict Akwuegbu has revealed how the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), lost David Alaba to the Austrian Football Association.


The Bayern Munich defender’s father is a Nigerian, while his mother is from Philipines, but he has been representing Austria from their U-17 side.

Akwuegbu also urged the NFF to cap Nigeria-born winger Kevin Arase who is also playing in Austria’s youth teams, before they lose him like Alaba.

“Kelvin Arase is a fantastic player, I told the NFF about him two years ago when he was playing for the Austrian U17 team,” Akwuegbu told newsmen.

“That is how we lost David Alaba to Austria, I told the NFF about him but they were slow to make a move for him before he was capped by Austria.

“They should engage some ex-internationals to talk to these players. The NFF needs us, we can’t be overlooked.”

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