Akpom revealed he celebrated PAOK’s domestic double last season with Pounded Yam

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(l-r) Chuba Akpom of PAOK FC, Hakim Ziyech of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League third round qualifying first leg match between PAOK FC and Ajax Amsterdam at Toumba stadium on August 06, 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Although he was born and raised in London, former England youth international Chuba Akpom is every bit Nigerian – he was fed Nigerian Jollof.

Akpom, who is born to Nigerian parents, left England in 2018, bringing an end to his 15-year Arsenal career, because “there was no chance he could play for the Gunners’ first team”.

 

He headed to Greece, and joined PAOK Thessaloniki, where he won a league and Cup double last season.

 

In true champion style, the Forward celebrated with some Nigerian delicacies, prepared by his Mum.

 

In a exclusive interview with brila.net, Akpom revealed his favorite Nigerian dishes – as he also revealed a switch of international allegiance to the three-time African champions.

 

When asked how he feasted for the club success last term, he said, “My mum still cooks Jollof rice and pounded Yam for me, that’s how I celebrate.

 

“It’s always good to play where you’re loved. If you play for England you may only play a few games or caps and then you’re dropped for the next striker, who is hot.”

 

My Nigerian idol has always been Kanu; he was a striker and he also played for Arsenal. People have always compared my style to his.

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