Former Golden Eaglets’ skipper, Kelechi Nwakali has debunked rumours that he might be considering switching his international allegiance from Nigeria after being constantly snubbed by the handlers of the Super Eagles, AOIFootball.com can report.
A story credited to his brother and agent Me Allwell Nwakali, stated that the player might be considering the option of dumping Nigeria with plenty of interests from a host of African and European countries who would be happy to have him.
The former Arsenal youth prodigy however debunked to the news late Monday evening, stating clearly that has never and would never think of representing another country aside from Nigeria.
In a short message posted on his Instagram handle, the 22-year-old further stated that he will continue to work hard and ensure he fulfils his dream of playing for the senior national team at a major competition, having played across all age grades.
“Dear Nigerians, contrary to reports circulating in the media, I remain committed to serving my country. It is always an honour to wear the green and white of Nigeria and it is my dream to continue to do so.
“I categorically deny these reports and will continue to work hard until I am called upon. I am hugely proud to have represented Nigeria at various levels and I’m grateful to have had these opportunities in my career thus far.
“I have never considered playing for another nation and continuing to play for Nigeria at the international level remains my priority and my dream. God Bless Nigeria,” Nwakali said.
Nwakali led Nigeria to the U-17 World Cup title in Chile 2015 and was last capped at senior level in 2018 when he scored a fantastic curler in a friendly match against Atletico Madrid in Uyo during Super Eagles’ preparations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
He has however enjoyed a rejuvenated second half of the season with LaLiga 2 side Alcorcon, on loan from Huesca and has been a key component in the club’s push to avoid dropping to the Spanish Segunda Division.