Highly rated teen Jonas David opts for Nigeria

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German-born central midfielder Jonas David has chosen to pledge his international future to Nigeria, rather than the European country.

The 18-year-old, who plays for Hamburger SV U19, has finally decided to feature for his native country after remaining tight-lipped on which country to represent.
Jonas David, who was an important member of the all conquering Hamburger U19 team in the German Juvenile League last season has confirmed his desire to play for the Super Eagles.
Born to a Nigerian father and a German mother, the youngster possesses the physical trident needed by a modern day midfielder to thrive.
“My father is from Nigeria while my mother is a German. They have always stated that they will support my decision. I’m ready to honor Nigeria and do my best for the country,” he said to Footballlive.ng.
“Though I was born and raised here in Germany, I won’t hesitate to play for the Super Eagles. I am ready to play for Nigeria.”
The highly rated machine praised Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for beaming their searchlight on players plying their trade in Germany.
“A good player always likes self belonging, it serves as motivation to see that a country needs your services.”
My gratitude to Labib Rabiu Yarima of German based players agency Football Transfer Agency (FTC) for the support so far.
“I was just informed that Jamilu Collins has been invited to the Super Eagles team. It’s a thing of joy. My gratitude to coach Rohr and the NFF for making our dreams a reality,” he added.

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