Impressive Footballer Reveals Why He Ignored Nigeria to Play for German National Football Team

Impressive Footballer Reveals Why He Ignored Nigeria to Play for German National Football Team

  • Moritz Jenz is eligible to play for Nigeria, but the defender has opted to feature for his motherland Germany
  • Jenz was born in Berlin to a Nigerian father, thereby making him eligible to feature for the Super Eagles
  • The 23-year-old stated that he opted to play for the European side because he was born in Germany

Celtic defender Moritz Jenz has explained why he opted to play for Germany, thereby ruling out the chance of featuring for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

The 23-year-old is currently on loan at the Scottish club from French Ligue 1 side Lorient where two Nigerians, Terem Moffi and Innocent Bonke, ply their trades.

He was born in Berlin to a Nigerian-born father and a German mother and is eligible to play for Super Eagles and Germany.

Moritz Jenz, Super Eagles, Germany
Moritz Jenz has ignored Nigeria and decided to play for the German national football team. Photo: Craig Williamson
Source: Getty Images

Jenz told GlasgowTimes:

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“I qualify for Germany and Nigeria but I would prefer Germany because that’s where I grew up.
“It’s a great country to play for and hopefully one day I can make a couple of appearances, then maybe a couple more and then, who knows, perhaps play in a World Cup or Euros.
“But I need to do my best for the club first. That’s the most important thing and after that, we can talk about the national team.”

Jenz has previously played in the English Premier League for Fulham and the Swiss Super League for Lausanne-Sport.

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