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8 Nigerians Who Play For Another Country

In a great country like Nigeria, numerous talent abound and there are many fast rasing footballers who are playing within the nation across the world , footballers from Nigeria are found playing in country like England, Italy then on.

Below are the names of players who could have adorned the green-white-green of the national team but never did, Playing for an additional country instead.


1) Dennis Aogo.

Dennis Aogo (born 14th January 1987) He is a German professional footballer who plays as a left back, left wing-back or within the midfield for Schalke 04.

He was born by a German mother to a Nigerian father, he grew up in oberreut, in 2000 when his parents break up , he moved together with his father to Bruschsal.

In 2002, at age 15, he attended the youth academy of SC Freiburg while graduating with Mittlere Reife in Freiburg.

He was able to play for Nigeria in 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa before he announced playing for Germany.


2) Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Saheed Adebayo Akinfenwa (born 10th May 1982), he has spent his entire career in England, where he play forward for their lower league.


3) Ross Barkley.

He was born in Liverpool in 15 December 1993, he's eligible to play for both Nigeria and England but he prefers to play for his country of birth.

He plays as a midfielder for Chelsea FC and therefore the England national team. He previously played for Everton FC and has played on loan for Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United.


4) Sidney Sam.

He was on born 31st January 1988, he's a German professional footballer who plays as a forward for Schalke 04.

He was born by a German mother to a Nigerian father, he would have been able to play for Nigeria but he prefers playing for the country of birth


5) Okaka Chuka.

Stefano Okaka Chuka was born on 9th August 1989, he's currently plays as a striker for Sampdoria.

But in April 2014, he said he was in conversations with the Nigerian football federation for him to possess opportunity to play for his parents' country, Nigeria.

And things looked to vary as he was included within the Italy squad for their friendly against Albania on 18th November 2014 by manager Antonio Conte.

He made his debut as a substitute and scored the winning goal at Sampdoria’s ground.

But consistent with the FIFA rule, he can still represent Nigeria if he wants to.


6) Nathan Delfouneso.

He was born on 2 February 1991, he's an English footballer who plays as a striker in Blackpool.

He also has a Nigerian nationality and may still be capped by Nigeria at the senior level.


7) Maurice Edu Jnr.

He was born on 18th April 1986 in California by Nigerian immigrant parents, he plays for Philadelphia Union in U.S.


8) Innocent Emeghara.

Innocent Nkasiobi Emeghara was born on 27th May 1989, he was born in Lagos and move to Switzerland at age of 13.

He is a Swiss footballer who plays as a striker for the San Jose Earthquakes of the main League Soccer.


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