Okafor : I Love Nigerian Jollof, Music, But I’m Swiss

Noah Okafor playing for Switzerland.

Swiss international Noah Okafor has admitted he love Nigerian foods, draw inspiration from Nigeria music; but feels comfortable playing for Switzerland.

Okafor was Born in Binningen Switzerland, on 24 May, 2000 to Nigerian father and Swiss mother. And he is eligible to represent Nigeria through his father, and Switzerland through his mother.

He has represented Switzerland at different levels in international football. He started with the U-15, U-16, U-17 until he made his senior debut in 2019.

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After a brief stint at amateur side Arisdorf, Okafor signed for Basel in the Swiss league. He spent a couple of season at Basel before joining RB Salzburg in 2020.

In an interview with Pulse Sports Nigeria, Okafor admitted that he considered playing for Nigeria. But will chose a country where he would be comfortable and settled.

Noah Okafor admits Nigeria was an option Before Swiss Decision:

“It was an option,” he admits when asked if he ever considered playing for Nigeria.

“I grew up in Switzerland. My Dad as you know is a Nigerian. And my mom is Swiss. So I had little bit of both the Swiss style of life and the Nigerian life. It’s a good mix.”

He continued, “But I know the culture, I know the life here. I trusted the first step and I felt good with that. And that’s why I decided to play for Switzerland. Sometimes in life, you have two things to decide. And you have to take one with which you feel better, more comfortable; and that’s what I did.”

According to the 22-year-old, his father isn’t bad about his decision to chose Swiss over Nigeria. He confirmed his father always supported his decisions, and that’s the kind of life he enjoys at home.

“Oh! My dad is always on my side,” he said. “He supports my decision. And if I had said I want to play for Nigeria, he would have said, ‘Ok, let’s try it and do the best to support you’. And he would have pushed me.

“My parents did a good job for me when I was small. Telling me what I had to do, what’s good and what’s bad. And about this, I’m very happy.”

In another round of conversation, Okafor, admit loving Nigeria types of food. He confirmed his favourite dish is from the Nigerian kitchen.

“When I think of my favourite food, I think Nigerian kitchen,” he said. “That means like Jollof rice, ogbono soup, puff-puff. I like that kind of food really.”

His favourite afrobeat song is titled “Saudi Arabia” by Mr. Eazi.

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