Robin Udegbe is very much determined to shove Francis Uzoho aside and become the number one goalkeeper for the Super Eagles if he gets an invitation to the National team.
According to Completesports, the German-born Nigerian goalkeeper has kept four clean sheets in 12 German Regionalliga West games (fourth division) for RW Oberhausen so far this season, and he is confident of getting a chance to represent his fatherland.
Udegbe was born and raised in Kiel, Northern Germany but his father is from Awkuzu in Anambra while his mother is a German.
“In the past, there was a short contact exchange between the same person that scouted Leon Balogun for Nigeria in Germany and the handlers of the team, he also saw me and spoke to me,” the 27-year-old said in an interview with CSN.
“But it does not matter what happened the past. I’m working hard every day and trying to improve myself so that when I get the privilege of getting invited to the Super Eagles, I will take the chance.
“Uzoho is a good goalkeeper, but I hope I get a chance to fight for the spot like the others have.”
Udegbe played alongside Ahmed Musa and the trio of Uche Nwofor, Michael Uchebo and Alex Emenike at Dutch side VVV Venlo during the 2012/13 season, and says he is looking forward to reuniting with Ahmed Musa in the Super Eagles.
Udegbe also expressed his confidence that the Super Eagles will defeat Libya in both legs in the forthcoming 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifiers.
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