By Adeboye Amosu:
Plateau United goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye says he has moved on from the disappointment of missing out on a place in Nigeria’s squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and believes he will still play a role for the team in future, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.
Ajiboye alongside three other players — Uche Agbo, Junior Lokosa and Stephen Eze — were dropped from the initial 30-man provisional list coach Gernot Rohr on Wednesday.
Rohr, as expected, settled for the trio of Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi for the goalkeeping position.
The former junior international is confident he will secure a place in the team in future despite his omission.
“It’s nothing to dwell too much on. The coach had to pick 23 players from a list 30, so it’s obvious that some people will be dropped at the end of the day,” Ajiboye told CSN.
“Unfortunately, I was one of those that won’t be in Russia. I must admit it was painful but there will always be another World Cup.
“The most important thing is to keep working hard and hope for a brighter future.
“I believe in myself and will keep working hard to get back into the team in future.”