Former Nigeria International Emmanuel Akwuegbu said he would want to see his son Chimezie Sean Akwuegbu follow the path he has threaded, by playing for Nigeria instead of Austria.
Akwuegbu who is part of Austrian club FC Wacker Innsbruck coaching crew called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to give his child an opportunity to play for Nigeria at his tender age.
“I would love my child to represent Nigeria because that’s his fatherland, he is very skilful and scores great goals. He is just 15 and plays for the youth team of FC Wacker. He is a striker who can also play in the midfield, he’s got all it takes to play for Nigeria and I know he can start from the youth team to the highest level if he keeps working hard. He can play up to the Super Eagles.”
“Chimezie Sean Akwuegbu is just 15 and I have made him realised the fact that it is better for him to play for Nigeria and he loves the idea and I made to also know the joy it brings to wear the colour of Nigeria as a player and at his age he is looking forward to that and I am happy with the current NFF board which has open doors for Nigeria in diaspora to come and play for Nigeria, I will be glad to see him play for my native country Nigeria.”
According to the UEFA A Licensed coach “My only regret was the injury that denied me the opportunity to play for Nigeria during the Olympic qualifiers in 1999, for Sydney Olympics and this one reason I want him to play for Nigeria and remember my elder brother Benedict made us proud playing for Nigeria and I know Sean will do better in this generation because of the facilities he was exposed to from a tender age and I don’t want Nigeria to lose him the way they lost Alaba to Austria” he added.
Chimezie has played seven times for Austria U-15 team scoring four goals as a striker, one of his Coach, an Austrian former national team Gretschnig Andreas believes he has a great potential to make big in football having played games against Bayern Munchen, Dortmund, many English teams, Spanish and Italian top teams in Europa youth tournaments