Kingsley Ehizibue has revealed that his family is ”proud” following his maiden invitation to the Super Eagles, reports Completesports.com.
The FC Cologne of Germany defender was named in Nigeria’s squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures against Sierra Leone in March which was later postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“My family there is proud with the invitation from Nigeria, for sure,” Ehizibue told fcupdate.nl.
”You can feel that in everything. But even if it is Switzerland or Germany, my family is always grateful for what it has and is due.”
The 24-year-old last kicked a ball in March, following the suspension of football in Germany, with coronavirus having infected over 150,000 people in the country so far. Almost 6,300 people have died of the disease in Germany.
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The German football league however decided on Wednesday that the Bundesliga season will restart on May 15, after the government gave the green light on a return to action.
“When we know that things can start again, we are ready. I’m glad we will again touch a ball,”Ehizibue added.
“If you have not played football for a long time, you really know how tough it is.
“We will never forget this situation, it is unique, we spent two months inside and what I take above all is that nothing more will be taken for granted.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.