The Bayern Munich star blamed coaches of the Golden Eaglets of denying him the chance to join the Nigerian squad at the 2007 FIFA World Cup in South Korea since he wouldn’t pay influence.
David Alaba, Bayern Munich star, has blamed coaches of the Golden Eaglets of denying him the chance to join the Nigerian squad at the 2007 FIFA World Cup in South Korea since he wouldn’t pay influence.
The late Yemi Tella was accountable for the Eaglets at the time.
In a meeting with All Nigeria Soccer, Alaba called the Nigeria U-17 coaches, “jokers” and pledged not to have anything to do with any of them in future.
He professed to have prepared with Palanga midfielder, Haruna Lukman Abdulkarim, UB Conquense forward, Macauley Chrisantus and Slovan Bratislava’s midfielder, Rabiu Ibrahim in front of the 2007 World Cup.
The 26-year-old was qualified to speak to Nigeria yet he changed to Austria, his nation of birth, after that experience.
Alaba, who was conceived in Vienna, capital of Austria, has a Filipino mother and Nigerian dad.
Alaba has earned 68 tops for Austria, scoring 13 objectives and spoke to the nation at the 2016 European Championship.
On September 9, 2007, the late Tella drove a group of youths to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
That was the third time Nigeria had that title after past successes in 1985 in China and 1993 in Japan.