Uduokhai Rules Himself Out Of Africa Cup Of Nations

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HEIDENHEIM, GERMANY - OCTOBER 16: Felix Uduokhai of Germany U21 runs with the ball during the 2019 UEFA Under21 European Championship Qualifier match between Germany and Ireland at Voith-Arena on October 16, 2018 in Heidenheim, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)

VfL Wolfsburg of Germany’s Nigerian-born youngster, Felix Uduokhai has declared that he is not in any way thinking of donning Nigeria’s colours at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, as he wants to concentrate for now only on the European U21 Championship in Italy and San Marino.

 

With both competitions coming up at almost the same time this summer, the 21-year-old Uduokhai, who got a match-winning goal in stoppage time for Germany under-21s against England in a friendly on Tuesday, is not ready to commit himself to the Super Eagles and miss the 2019 Euros.

His goal helped Germany beat England 2-1, in a game that also saw a debut for Manchester City’s Nigerian-born attacker, Lukas Nmecha, but it is Uduokhai who made a world of difference from his role in defence.

Uduokhai, who was born in Annaberg-Buchholz, already has ten caps for Germany at under-19, -20 and -21 levels, such that he is rated a very high future prospect with Die Mannschaft at full international status.

The Wolfsburg defender, though, did not rule out the possibility of him still accepting the offer from Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as he says there is still time for another thoughts in future, but now is all about the European U-19 Championship for him.
”My focus is on the European Championships in the summer, I want to be there. I still have time for everything else,” Uduokhai submitted.

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