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  Hoffenheim of Germany defender, Kevin Akpoguma, has expressed his delight at making his Nigerian national team debut on Friday, October 9, 2020. A Ramy Bensebaini  6th minute strike was all the North Africans needed to claim victory on Friday night, but the former German U-20 national team captain is impressed with his debut and is looking forward to more game time with the three-time African champions. Akpoguma was introduced in the 67th minute of the encounter to replace Tyrone Ebuehi and impressed greatly in his 23 minutes of action.
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‘I’m very impressed and proud to be a Nigerian player fully. I’m looking forward to the best games already.We lost [against Algeria] but we tried our best to get a point from the game because in the last 10 minutes we pressured them well but we, however, failed to get the needed equalizer. It’s just a test game and I am sure the coaches have seen what we can improve on.So, now we are looking forward to our next game and most importantly our AFCON qualifiers next month.’ Kevin Akpoguma

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After failing in their bid to end the 18-games unbeaten run of Algeria, the Super Eagles have shifted focus to Tuesday’s (October 13) friendly against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia who are out to revenge their 1-0 loss to Nigeria during the third-place match of 2019 AFCON in Egypt which saw Nigeria win bronze. Tuesday’s match will be played at the Jacques Lemans Arena, Austria. Source: Complete Sports Featured Image Source: kevin.akpoguma – Instagram 
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This article was first published on 12th October 2020 and updated on October 14th, 2020 at 2:28 pm


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