Super Eagles : Rock-solid Ex Germany Youth International Ready To Switch Allegiance

The Super Eagles in the recent past has witnessed a huge influx of players of Nigerian extraction born and bread abroad. And it doesn’t seem to be slowing down as they keep pouring in reports.

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Recently on the queue waiting for a Super Eagles invitation is Germany-born Jonas Chimezie David. Chimezie was born and bred in Germany to a Nigerian father and a German mother. So, as much as he’s eligible to represent Germany international, also, he’s eligible for Nigeria.

Chimezie started football in the youth department of Meiendorfer SV, before moving to the youth system of Eintracht Norderstedt in 2013. And there, he was instrumental in matches against youth teams of Hamburger SV. And thereafter moved to the HSV youth department before the 2014–15 season.

Meanwhile, Chimezie has represented Germany in age-grade football U-19 and U-20, having a total of 9 appearances.

But now, he feels it’s time to switch international allegiance to his Fatherland Nigeria. And according to one of his representatives, the 23-year-old is anticipating a super Eagles call-up.

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Jonas Chimezie David exxplains interest in the Super Eagles of Nigeria

“The feeling was that the departure of Rohr(Gernot) portrays a bleak future for players like Jonas,” Jonas’ representative told Owngoal.

Chimezie David defines interest in the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Chimezie David

But according to the football executive, “that isn’t entirely true anymore with the invitation of Torunarigha (Jordan).”

Speaking further, it was discovered that Jonas is keen on getting his chance with Super Eagles, he’s just 23.

On whether the youngster will give his best as a Super Eagles player, the representative reiterated that, Jonas is “now, playing in his favourite position as center-back.” So there’s absolutely nothing to worry, as his best on the pitch of play is assured.

Speaking on when the Super Eagles invitation might be, he said, “It might be now or in the future, but he will still be here.”

At the moment, Chimezie is on loan at Hansa Rostock, a club in the German Bundesliga second division.

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Nigerian players who were born abroad and have featured for the Super Eagles include but not limited to the following:  Owus Abbey, Osaze Odemwingie, Ademola Lookman, Ola Aina, Semi Ajayi, Alex Iwobi, Joe Aribo, Cyriel Dessers, Calvin Bassey.

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