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How Bribery made David Alaba not to play for Nigeria



David Alaba, a popular Austria defender has revealed his sad ordeal with Nigeria super eaglet football team in 2007 U17 games. David Alaba, Bayern Munich star player said he was asked to bribe the Nigerian coaches in order to make the first 11 in Super eaglet team during South-Korea FIFA U17 world cup games.

Alaba trained with the likes of Lukman Haruna, Macauley Chrisantus and Rabiu Ibrahim and made outstanding impressions, but was asked to bribe the coaches before he would feature. His Filipino mother refused to pay a penny, therefore David didn’t make the listing.

How Bribery made David Alaba not to play for Nigeria

David Alaba in a match line up with Bayern Munich

In a report by, Alaba was born in Vienna to a Filipino mother and Nigerian father, he was eligible to represent the Super Eagles before he became cap-tied to his country of birth, Austria. Alaba, 26-year-old labelled the Nigeria U17 coaches ‘jokers’ and has vowed not to respond to their greetings if he is approached by anyone of the coaches.

Alaba has been the six-time Austrian Footballer of the Year, he earned 68 caps for Austria, scoring 13 goals and represented the country at the 2016 European Championship.

To the Nigerian Coaches,

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