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2026 WCQ: Super Eagles Invitation A Big Surprise, I Will Give My Best — Olawoyin

2026 WCQ: Super Eagles Invitation A Big Surprise, I Will Give My Best — Olawoyin

Ibrahim Olawoyin says his maiden Super Eagles invitation came as a surprise to him, reports Completesports.com

Olawoyin was called up as a replacement for Nathan Tella in Nigeria’s squad for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa and Squirrels of Benin Republic.

Tella pulled out of the squad due to personal reasons.

Olawoyin said he wasn’t expected to be t invited to the national team at this stage of his career.

” It is amazing and I feel great about it, it’s a great privilege for me which I will cherish for life,” he told the Super Eagles media.

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“I didn’t see it coming and it came as a surprise for me but it finally came and I have been looking forward to it.

“Super Eagles is different because it’s all-round quality players, they came from everywhere and they will make you better.”

The winger will be looking to make his Super Eagles’ debut in the upcoming games.

The former Rangers star vowed to give his best if he is selected.

” I will surely give my best because like I said it’s a privilege wearing this jersey representing the whole nation, I will surely give my best”

Olawoyin scored eight goals and provided six assists in the 2023/24 season for Turkish Super Lig outfit Caykur Rizespor.


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WORDPRESS: 1
  • Ideal formation

    Nwabali or Okoye

    Tanimu/Awaziem, Ajayi, Bassey, Osayi-Samuels

    Onyeka Ndidi
    Ihenacho

    Lookman Boniface Chukwueze

    This line up will deal with SA

    AWAZIEM when dropped from SE about 1 year and Half ago was a suprise to me because the guy is so Versitaile at the back and play wings and central and is experienced

    Chukwueze form towards the end of the season for me was very encouraging has he has done enough for Ac Milan Caoch Pioli to rate hom highly and want work with him more because Milan’s horid run right at the end coincided with Chukwueze’s Minor Injury that made him miss the remainder of his May Club matches. So for me the way Chukwueze likes SA and what he did to them in 2019 and his age and potential and club form before injury he should start.

    This line up is fire. Iwobi, Moffi Onyedika and co can reinforce second Half to finish off the game. Moffi is quality trust me guys the Guy is hot when he plays African teams if he gets the nod to start i wont he surprised. He is a player who performs very well if the manager he is under shows faih in him.

    Nwabali or Okoye either or is good to go however due to Nwabali’s last AFCON compared to Okoye’s last AFCON,Though he has improved since Nwabali’s last AFCON deserves he keeps the place until Okoye displaces him so Godforbid that can only be done if he has a bad game. I am rooting for Nwabali I think he is quality and calms the defence Ekong can atest to that. So Nwabali keeps his derseved place, p.s. lol, he also likes to play SA to prove a point because he knows their mouth

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