Former Arsenal forward, Chuba Akpom has said he will be supporting the three times African champions, Nigeria, to beat Ghana in the World Cup qualifiers

The 26-year-old forward was in action for his Greece side, PAOK in a Europa Conference League game against Gent yesterday.

Chuba Akpom, who is of Nigerian descent, has played youth-level football for England, U16, U17, U19, U20, and U21, with a total of 41 appearances for England. Akpom is still eligible to represent Nigeria.

Reacting after PAOK’s win against Gent yesterday, Chuba Akpom didn’t shy away from his Nigerian root.

“The Ghana – Nigeria game is a big game, I’ll probably be watching it with my dad, me and my dad always watch Nigeria games, that’s my root. It should be interesting, hopefully, Nigeria win,” he said.

Nigeria take on Ghana in the 40,000 –capacity Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi as from 7.30pm on Friday 25th March, with the reverse leg set for the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday, 29th March from 6 pm.

The winner over two legs will earn one of Africa’s five tickets to the 22nd FIFA World Cup finals, scheduled for 14th November – 18th December this year in Qatar.