Revealed!! Why Jordan Torunarigha snubbed Super Eagles in 2018

Revealed!! Why Jordan Torunarigha snubbed Super Eagles in 2018

Jordan Torunarigha has finally explained why he initially snubbed the Super Eagles of Nigeria’s invitation in 2018 but has now chosen to represent the country.Revealed!! Why Jordan Torunarigha snubbed Super Eagles in 2018

The Germany-born defender had turned down Nigeria in 2018 when approached by then-coach Gernot Rohr.

Rohr had extended an invitation for the 2018 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Russia, which Torunarigha declined due to personal reasons.

Reflecting on that period in an interview with CompleteSports, the 26-year-old confessed that his age in 2018 played a significant role in his decision to reject Nigeria.

Torunarigha, who had never visited Nigeria at that time, cited his youth and his strong ties to Germany as factors influencing his choice.

ā€œI was quite young at that time and it was difficult to accept the offer to play for the Super Eagles. I never visited Nigeria before now and that played a key role in my decision. You know I grew up in Germany and it was easy to accept Germany then. I later discussed with my family and took the decision to play for the Super Eagles,ā€ Torunarigha told completesportsĀ Nigeria.

After representing Germany at various youth levels, Torunarigha eventually decided to switch his nationality to Nigeria.

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He completed the switch to don the Green and White colors of Nigeria in June, now aiming for his debut for the Super Eagles, possibly against Sao Tome and Principe this Sunday.

The KAA Gent player is eager to use this opportunity to silence critics and demonstrate his qualities to Nigerians.

He revealed that he’s determined to make a positive impact and establish himself as a valuable asset to the Super Eagles.

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