Bayern Munich of Germany defender, David Olatokunbo Alaba surprisingly emerged among the array of global stars wishing Nigeria well at the World Cup, as he turned up in the Super Eagles’ camp before their trip to Russia.
The Nigerian-born left-wing-back used the opportunity of the Eagles’ final training camp in his adopted country, Austria, to pay the team a visit, during which he stated that he can only wish them well during the impending global soccer showpiece.
Alabi, who was born in Vienna to Gina and George Alaba and has one sister named Rose, has a Visayan mother and Yoruba father.
His mother emigrated from Philippines to work as a nurse in Austria, while his father, a DJ and rapper, is a prince from Ogere-Remo in Ogun State.
Alaba holds a record as the youngest to play for Austria’s national team, after making his debut in 2009 as a 17-year-old and has been capped 61 times with 12 goals.
He visited the Eagles’ camp at Avita Resort in the company of his Austrian national team pal and West Ham United forward, Marko Arnautovic.
Alaba and Arnautovic were joined by some other Austrian stars in watching a training session of Eagles, during which the 2yearold star also thanked Nigerian fans for their love of football.
“I want to thank Nigerians for their love and support. I know there is a lot of love for me over there. I wish the Super Eagles only the best in Russia,” Alaba stated.