The 26-year-old revealed his desire to play for Nigeria despite being invited by Cranes on two occasions.
Middlesbrough striker Ache Ekpiozo has made a sensational claim that despite receiving two call-ups to play for Uganda, he is open to playing for Nigeria.
The 26-year-old was born to a Nigerian father and a Ugandan mother in England and had met twice in the African Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers to play for the Cranes, but to no avail.
His first appeal from then-coach Jonathan McKinstry was for an AFCON-qualified double-header against South Sudan, but the former Wimconder Wanderers striker made his debut after the game was canceled due to an outbreak of the Cook 19 epidemic. Did not
His second demand came from stand-in coach Abdullah Mabro for the World Cup qualifier, but he was once again unlucky as the matches were postponed until September.
Akipzo has now said he would not mind making the switch to play for the Super Eagles if given the chance he has not yet played for Uganda.
“And now that I’m at Middlesbrough, my mind is telling me to play for the Nigerian national team, it’s a fact and I’m sure I can achieve that because I have all the tools and the best ability. Got the ability to win. For the Super Eagles, “Aki Pezo quoted as saying Completed.com.
“As I said before, I am still available for one reason or another, who could not play for Uganda and when I was in Nigeria, my good friend, Odin [Ighalo] It even convinced me that I should play to the best of my ability for the Super Eagles.
“Ighalo really believes in me, that’s good, you know I have people of this breadth who really believe in me and what I’m about, I want to play for Nigeria, my The name is Uche Ikpeazu.
“I’m a Niagara boy and that’s what I want to do [play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria] And I believe I can help the country. “
Before he picked up why he had previously played for Uganda before Nigeria, Akpezo said: “Honestly, it’s a difficult thing because I’m Nigerian-Uganda and I’m proud of it from a very young age. I have always pointed out the fact that I want to represent Nigeria.
“I will not go away from it and I will not give up because I have said it in the past but sometimes in football and in life, there are situations that just don’t work.
“Sometimes, things don’t work out the way you want them to, but you have to decide. And when Uganda called me, I was at a difficult stage in my football career because I wasn’t playing.” Heart of [Scotland].
“And the thing is, I lacked confidence, but there was a reason why the then Ugandan coach, Jonathan McKinster, wanted to play for the Ugandan national team.”
They invited me to play in the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers and at the moment, I am excited about the prospect of playing for Uganda but unfortunately, the Kwade fell victim to 19 epidemics.
“And it wasn’t going to be the first time I had to go to Uganda and play, but the other two times, I was injured two days before I went to camp, I sprained my ankle.
“And I think reviewing what was really happening was like a point of view for me and I felt that it didn’t just mean that I was sad whenever I was called, There is a problem.
“But obviously, if I had played for Uganda, I would have represented the country very well and I would have been happy to do the same while playing my football.
“And the reason is that at the end of the day, it’s my country but it was difficult for me because I was really excited to play for Uganda but obviously I went to Wemkond Wonders after that and won the championship. I did well. “