Nmecha Gets Germany, England National Team Invitations


Manchester City youngster, Felix Nmecha has been thrown with a huge dilemma of choice, following his invitation to the youth national teams of both Germany and England.

Born in Germany but groomed by Nigerian parents in England, Nmecha and his older brother, Lukas, who also plays for City, are eligible for three senior national teams, both they are both dragging feet over their decision.

Though Germany had been considered a stronger choice for the duo, Felix Nmecha is yet to make his choice, but his move might have to be faster, now that he has been called up by both England’s FA and German Federation for international matches this month.

This is the second time in 2018 Nmecha has been summoned to England and Germany U18 teams at the same time but he opted to represent his country of birth in March.

The Hamburg-born whizkid made his international debut for Germany across all levels when he came off the bench as the U18s were held to a 2-2 draw by France on March 23.

It appears his heart is with Germany and the English FA and even the Nigerian Federation will need to do some convincing to the player about the merits of choosing their respective associations.

On May 8, Felix Nmecha, wearing the number 11 jersey and playing as an attacking midfielder, was named in the starting line-up in Germany’s 3-1 win over Russia in an international friendly staged in in Volgograd.

England U18 head coach Neil Dewsnip has included Nmecha and Tottenham Hotspur defender Timothy Eyoma in a 19-man squad for the Panda Cup Tournament in China.

There they will face Uruguay, China and Hungary at Shuangliu Sports Stadium in Chengdu, but it remains to be seen if the Manchester City U18 star will link up with the Young Lions squad two days after representing Germany.


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