France-born German midfielder Topmann Ugochukwu Izuwa has expressed his desire to play for Nigeria because of his parents, Concise News reports.
Topman, 18, who plays in the German 3rd division for KFC Uerdingen also said he is open to featuring for Germany if he gets an invite from the German Football Association (GFA).
The youngster was born in France to Nigerian parents but moved to Germany after his birth.
He said he feels a stronger connection to the West African nation than France and Germany which he is eligible to play for, also.
”Actually, it is open, I love Nigeria and it is my desire to play there also but I will look for a team that I am more important to,” he told All Nigeria Soccer.
”It is not about being in the national team, it is about being one of the key players in the team, playing a special role there where my services in the national team is highly needed.
”I do not have that connection to France even though I was born there, I feel a stronger connection to Nigeria and my father also taught me about my roots never to abandon them.
”It is not only because of my parents but my own desire to play for Nigeria.”
Also, he noted that “In Germany, you have a lot of chances but it is not easy because here there are a lot of talents but it is not bad to play for the national team as we know Germany are one of the world leaders in football.