Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr already boasts a defence of William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, and Semi Ajayi, but is set to add another top defender.
Rohr has never hidden his desire to lure former Germany youth international and Hoffenheim defender Kevin Akpoguma to the Super Eagles fold.
And it appears that attempt has met with success as confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF] president Amaju Pinnick in a chat with the Daily Sun.
“We have also resolved that anybody who wants to play for Nigeria must write to us to make some commitment,” Pinnick said.
“We don’t want to make the mistake we made in the past.
“Already, Kelvin Agboguma and one other have already written to commit their future to Nigeria.
‘’They know that Nigeria is a big country to launch anybody higher than they imagine.”
The tough-tackling centre-back was born in Neustadt to a German mother and Nigerian father and had represented his country of birth across various youth levels.
But the 25-year-old remained eligible to feature for the Super Eagles having never been invited to play for the German national team.