–Hall City star storms Eagles camp
By Johnny Edward:
Hull City winger Sone Aluko has expressed his desire to join the Super Eagles ahead of the AFCON 2015 qualifiers against Congo and South Africa.
The 25-year old midfielder who debuted for Nigeria in a friendly with Republic of Ireland on May 29, 2009, revealed that he is looking forward to national team duty after being overlooked in the last two years.
“National team duty bound. Wheels up! Looking forward to joining up with the team,” Aluko tweeted.
The former Rangers and Aberdeen star came on as a substitute in Sunday’s match against Aston Villa as the Tigers found themselves trailing late in the match.
In April 2010, Aluko was named in the provisional Nigeria squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but failed to make the final cut. He was finally called up by current Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi and therefore had to make his one cap against Republic of Ireland in May 2009 after he represented England at various age-group levels.
He was brought into the squad to face Namibia and Malawi in the World Cup qualifiers in the month of June 2012, but was an unused sub for both games.
Aluko was included in a pre-selection for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but had to renounce because of an injury. Nigeria later won the tournament.