German Professional Footballer Confirms His Readiness To Play for Super Eagles of Nigeria

German Professional Footballer Confirms His Readiness To Play for Super Eagles of Nigeria

Ibitoye Shittu
June 14, 2023 at 10:09 AM
  • Jordan Torunarigha has explained that he wants to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria
  • The Gent defender added that he has thought about it many times before making a decision
  • Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro and his players are currently in Lagos preparing for the tie against Sierra Leone

Jordan Torunarigha who plays for KAA Gent as a defender has confirmed his readiness to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and not the German national team despite representing the European nation at the youth level.

Former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr tried to bring Jordan Torunarigha to the Super Eagles, but he turned down the offer to play for the three-time African champions.

Torunarigha represented Germany at the youth level and was part of the country’s U-23 team at the last Olympic Games in Japan.

Jordan Torunarigha, Super Eagles, Germany.
Jordan Torunarigha wants to play for Super Eagles. Photo: Adam Traoll
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According to reports on Daily Post and Naija Footballer, the 25-year-old explained that he wants to follow in the footsteps of his father by playing for the Nigerian senior national team.

Torunarigha wants to play for Nigeria

“I have given it a lot of thought. My father has already played for the Nigerian national team, so I’m really happy that I can follow in his footsteps now. My goal is to be part of the Nigerian team at the 2026 World Cup.”

Ojokojo Torunarigha who is the father of Jordan played eight games for the Super Eagles in the 90s.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles players are currently in camp in Lagos where they are preparing for their next game against Sierra Leone.

Chukwueze and Awoniyi praise each other

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how an adorable video emerged on social media where Super Eagles duo, Samuel Chukwueze and Taiwo Awoniyi, were spotted chatting ahead of the clash against Sierra Leone.

The Super Eagles camp is currently undergoing preparations in Lagos. The team had their first training on Monday evening, June 12, ahead of the AFCON qualifying encounter.

In the recently concluded season in Europe, Chukwueze was impressive for Villarreal, helping the team to finish fifth on the table.

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