Austria born Nigerian footballer and Bayern Munich Star David Olatukunbo Alaba has revealed why he has not played for the Nigerian national team Super Eagles.
The Bayern Munich defender said that a bribe was required of him from officials of Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets before he would be allowed to play in the 2007 under U17 World Cup.
“According to allnigeriasoccer.com, Alaba, born in Vienna to a Filipino mother and Nigerian father, had been eligible to represent the Super Eagles before he became cap-tied to his country of birth, Austria.
“The defender claimed that he trained with the Nigeria U17s, which contained the likes of Lukman Haruna, Macauley Chrisantus and Rabiu Ibrahim, ahead of the tournament in South Korea and impressed during the training camp.
“However, the Golden Eaglets coaches wanted to collect money from him, but his mother insisted that there was no way she going to part with a single penny.
“Speaking recently, the 26-year-old labelled the Nigeria U17 coaches ‘jokers’ and vowed not to respond to their greetings if he is approached by them.”
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