Houston United FC forward Abayomi Bakare is eager to represent his country of birth, Nigeria at senior level after been overlooked at the age-grade level reports Completesports.com.
The 23 year old Bakare, played for Elite Futbol Club, an affiliate of European giants, Real Madrid before joining Houston United
“I do see myself playing in the Super Eagles team, it’s very possible,” he told Completesports.com.
“Nigeria is blessed with so many talented footballers and not everyone would be fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to play at the U-17, U-20 or U-23 level.”
“You see, it happens in the England and Brazil senior team often, players making their debut at 25 and even older.”
“I just have to keep working on my craft and move on to bigger teams playing at the bigger stages and I’m sure I’ll get that national call-up.”
Bakare hails from Ekiti State and received his footballing education alongside Nigerian international, Junior Ajayi at Stan Football Academy in Lagos.
He was recruited by Houston FC in January 2019, Abayomi, and earned plaudits for his ability to adapt to various positions on the field of play and his cleverness with the ball at his feet.