Nigeria Eligible Winger Kevin Schade Breaks Silence on Why He Prefers to Play for Germany

Nigeria Eligible Winger Kevin Schade Breaks Silence on Why He Prefers to Play for Germany

  • Kevin Schade has disclosed that he does not have interest in playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria
  • The 20-year-old, who was born in Germany to parents of Nigerian origin, has been impressive for Freiburg
  • Schade, who has featured for various Germany national youth teams, says it will be difficult to switch allegiance now

As the Nigeria Football Federation is set to make attempt to lure Kevin Schade to play for the Super Eagles, the Freiburg winger has said he prefers to play for Germany.

The 20-year-old, who was born in Potsdam, Germany, is eligible to play for his country of birth as well as Nigeria, as the origin country of his parents respectively.

Schade, who was part of the Freiburg side that defeated French team Nantes 4-0 in the Europa League last Thursday, admits that he loves Nigerian food.

Kevin Schade, Freiburg, Nigeria, Germany
Kevin Schade wants to play national team football for Germany. Photo: Christian Kaspar-Bartke.
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In a chat with OJB Sports as quoted by Own Goal Nigeria , the youngster said it would be difficult to switch allegiance.

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“I grew up in Germany. It’s difficult so I played every time for Germany. I think I want to play for Germany."
"I love Nigerian food, my best friend is a Nigerian too and so every time his family comes, they bring family food from Nigeria. Spicy rice, first time it was hard but now I’m good.”

Schade joined Freiburg in 2018 and began with the second team. While starring for the club, it gained promotion to the third division for the first time.

Soccernet reports that the winger is pacey and has an eye for goals, with a strong heading ability and willingness to get the final ball through incisive runs.

Why Kante played for France

Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante had wanted to feature for the Malian national team before he was snapped up by France.

Kante had just helped Leicester City win the English Premier League in spectacular fashion in 2016, and his former boss at the King Power Stadium, Steve Walsh said the impressive star wanted to play for Mali.

He made his debut for Les Bleus on March 25 that same year when he replaced Lassana Diarra at half-time during a 3-2 win against the Netherlands at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.

Source: Sports Brief News