Gernot Rohr’s recent pronouncement that Nigerian players doing well in their various clubs stand a chance of being invited for the upcoming games against Seychelles and Egypt has been applauded across the board.
Israel-based forward, Chikeluba Ofoedu, who has 9 goals and seven assists in 17 games so far this season for Israeli giants, Maccabi Tel Aviv is one of those believed should be on the radar of the Super Eagles Coach who is keen to bolster the National team squad ahead of AFCON 2019 in Egypt.
While Chico (as he is fondly called by fans) agrees that he has already done enough to attract the attention of the Franco-German, he was quick to state that he would not rest on his oars until he achieves his long-time ambition of playing for the Eagles.
“I believe I have done a lot to attract a call to the National team and I trust I will not disappoint if given a first chance to impress,” the pacy and skilful forward stated.
“I want to emulate big players like Vincent Enyeama and Nosa Igiebor, who both played for Maccabi Tel Aviv and went on to play for Nigeria,” Ofoedu added.
After his exploits in Turkey, Ofoedu is fast becoming a household name with Maccabi Tel Aviv where he is enjoying a fantastic season but the former Rangers International striker remains focused on winning the league shield with his team this year.
Rohr is currently making the list of players to be invited for the dead rubber AFCON 2019 matchday 6 and the final qualifier against Seychelles on March 22 and a friendly international against Egypt four days after both in Asaba.
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