The game should allow several players of Nigerian, Congolese, Senegal, Tunisian or South Sudanese descent to shine or show themselves.
There are a large number of selections eligible to participate in the final stage of the European Cup, including at least one African-American football player. Some of them were also invited by the federation of their parents’ country to participate in the African Cup of Nations (CAN). But during the European Championships from June 11th to July 11th, they will defend the colors of England, Belgium, Germany, France or Switzerland. Some have already gained a certain reputation at the international level, while others with a low exposure rate can use this event to make up for this lack of visibility.
Bukayo Saka (England)
The England team hopes that the three Lions coach Gareth Southgate will call the experienced Jesse Lingard (28 times, 29 appearances) instead of the young Bucayo Saka (19 Times). But the technicians prefer to keep the second one, the Nigerian parents who were born in the great suburbs of London and the Nigeria Football Federation are close to the time to join the Super Eagles. Since October 2020, England international Saka scored the only friendship goal in the game against Austria on June 2, thanks to Southgate’s confidence.
An effective way to alleviate the noisy problem of some supporters and some columnists about this “child” appearing in the list of 26 players required to participate in the European Cup. The carefree striker has scored five goals in the Premier League and is one of the few Arsenal players-he trained there-that has survived a complicated season. Supporters of the Gunners also selected him as the club’s best player for 2020-2021.
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)