–Out of favour midfielder eyes 2015 AFCON
By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
Sani Kaita has hinted of his desire to fight his way back into the Nigeria senior national team, Super Eagles on time for next year’s African Cup of Nations.
28-year-old Kaita ended his three-month loan at Enyimba last month and headed for Moldova where he signed for FC Saxan Ceadir.
The former Kano Pillars defensive mid fielder told Complete Sports that he hopes to use his return to European football as a spring board to convince national team coaches to recall him into the Super Eagles squad.
Kaita was dropped from the Super Eagles after his infamous kick against a Greece player fetched him a red card that led to Nigeria’s elimination in the group stage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
He made a brief return to the senior national team in 2012 when Stephen Keshi extended invitation to him but he never really got going and was snubbed in subsequent matches.
“Injuries have limited the number of games I played for the various clubs I featured for in the past three years but I am happy I took the decision to come home to regain my fitness and return to Europe.
“I am grateful to the League Management Company and the Enyimba International FC for the roles they played in my recovery and regaining my fitness.
“It has not been easy but I am glad to be back to Europe”, stated the ex-Lokomotive Moscow star.
Kaita expressed his determination to prove wrong critics who think he was finished by fighting his way back into the Super Eagles and make up for the pains he caused Nigerians in 2010 in South Africa.
Kaita said that his target aside getting a recall into the national team is to help his new club to win the league title in Moldova and possibly play in the UEFA Champions League.