Nigerian players who have never played for the national team

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Nigerian players who have never played for Nigeria

Nigeria is a blessed country filled with raw talents and prospects especially in football. Many of these talented footballers have played for the Nigerian national team, but there are some that have never had their names scripted in Super Eagles history.

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One cannot fathom what inspired the decision of these talented footballers to adorn the colours of other countries instead of the aesthetically arranged, green-white-green. Whether this happens by dual nationalities, lack of opportunities to impress on the home front or outright decision to represent other countries, Nigeria can boast of a wealthy array of football talents in diaspora.

Let's take a look at the long list of these talented Nigerian footballers who have never played for the Nigerian national team.

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Chuba Akpom

Chuba Akpom of Nigeria

Chuba Amechi Akpom, 21, is an English professional footballer of Nigerian descent who plays as a striker and centre forward for Brighton & Hove Albion on loan from Arsenal. He has represented England at youth international levels. There were rumours that several distinguished Nigerian football stakeholders, including ex-Arsenal hero Nwankwo Kanu and Amaju Pinnick,the president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), had attempted to convince the Hale End Academy product to switch allegiance to Nigeria without success.
  

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