Twenty three Home based Super Eagles players who are in Abuja training have vowed not to make up the number in the scramble for shirts. The home based players are not seeing their invitation as making up the numbers, rather they are ready to prove they are as good as their brothers abroad and have vowed to make the final list for the battle of Dar es Salaam. Heartland goalkeeper, David Obiazor has said emphatically that he will not fail Super Eagles’ 2017 Africa Cup of Nations test.
He said he is ready to wrestle one of the three-goalkeeping spots from whoever that had held unto them in the past Obiazor said he is ready for the challenge as well as to make his input counts in the race for shirt. “It’s a challenge and opportunity for me to prove the worth of Nigeria Professional Football league and as well as justify the confidence the coaches reposed in me by inviting to camp in the first instance. “I’m ready for the challenges and will make my input counts in the final selection of players for the AFCON clash against Tanzania.
“I have been in and out of Super Eagles camp but this time around I want to leave a lasting mark. Solomon Kwambe said he can’t wait to return to the national team fold ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania. Kwambe, said he and his teammates from the NPFL will have to work harder to ensure Nigeria does not fail to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations again by picking slots to play against Tanzania. “I can’t wait to return to the national team camp and I can’t wait to see the guys (Super Eagles teammates),” he said.
“It is going to be serious business because we have to work harder to ensure we qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations because we cannot afford not to qualify like the last time.”
First and foremost we must be selected by the coaches to be part of the team to Tanzania and we are prepared for the dog fight”, he said “I’m also looking forward to working with the new coach and hopefully we will achieve good things together,” he added. NPFL to scorer and Sunshine of Akure talisman, Tunde Adeniji says he is battle ready to show the coaches that his scoring prowess is not a fluke and said he will make it to Tanzania.
With his invitation to the Super Eagles camp for September’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania, Adeniji hopes to prove his ability to coach Sunday Oliseh having failed to break into Keshi’s team despite two call ups. “I feel happy about the invitation and I am hoping to show the Eagles’ technical crew that I am a striker they can depend on for goals,” he concluded. Sunshine Stars’ goalscoring winger Prince Aggreh wants to maximise his first invitation to the Super Eagles.
Aggreh has put his omission from the Flying Eagles squad that participated at the 2015 African Youth Championship and the FIFA Under-20 World Cup behind him to become one of the most entertaining players in the Glo Premier League this term. “It’s a challenge for me and I’m ready for it. I’ve to maintain my form and I have to continue to do well for my club, Sunshine Stars. “I know this is different from the Flying Eagles and calls for dedication to duty,” Aggreh said.