Arsenal’s Chuba Akpom set to dump England for Nigeria

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Arsenal’s striker Chuba Akpom who is on loan at Brighton is set to join the growing ranks of English-born footballers ready to play for Nigeria.

Akpom is yet to make a categorical statement on his international commitment even though he joined the Super Eagles’ Barnet training camp in England this week.

His club mate Alex Iwobi already joined the Nigerian team. Chelsea FC and England U20 defender, Ola Aina and attacking midfielders Josh Maja (Sunderland) and Ebere Eze (Queens Park Rangers) who also trained at the weekend trained with the Super Eagles are also expected to change their allegiance from England to Nigeria.

Akpom has played for England’s U-16 and U-21 sides.

The players were invited to join the Nigerian squad for a training match on Monday, for assessment by the technical crew.

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