FK Austria Wien forward, Kayode Olanrewaju , is unhappy over his non-invitation to the Nigeria national team for the upcoming friendlies this month against Senegal and Burkina Faso,
The former youth international told Linda Ikeji's Blog, lindaikejisblog.com, that he felt politics was behind his omission from the final list.
He however pleaded that Super Eagles coach Gernot to Rohr call him up for future friendlies.
Kayode bemoaned the fact that Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, listed Germany-based forward, Noah Joel Bazee, and Tyronne Ebuehi among 25 players to take part in the upcoming friendly matches against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London later this month, but overlooked him despite being prolific in the Austrian league.
The 23-year-old nimble-footed forward who has played for the U-17, U-20 and Olympic teams of Nigeria, has scored 11 goals in the Austrian league, two in the Austrian Cup and three in the Europa League this season for Austria Wien said:
"For a long time now, I have not been invited to the national team, maybe due to politics.
"But I know very soon, Coach Rohr would look in my direction because my position remains vacant.
"I'm ready to score for Nigeria, I am ready to score for Rohr but all can come through only if I am invited. Some people said I play in a far league, some said I play in the cold, some said I play in Austria and Austria is not the English Premier League , but I will tell you, football in La-Liga is the same in Austria."
Olarenwaju would also flaunt his experience in the Europa League as enough credential for a place in the Super Eagles.
"I played in the Europa League last season, so what experience do I need again, I have represented Nigeria at youth levels and my mates like Onazi , and Omeruo are the ones playing currently for now,'' he concluded ruefully.
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