Schalke 04 of Germany forward Chinedu Obasi says he is excited to be back in the national team again after his recall for next month’s AFCON 2015 qualifying games against Congo and South Africa.
‘I thank God for giving me the chance to dorn the green and white colours of Nigeria again,”said the player who revealed he was very emotional when Super Eagles team secretary,Dayo Enebi Achor called to inform him about his invitation.
‘It was a very emotional moment for me when Dayo called to inform me of the development.I have gone through a lot in recent years with injury and I just want to thank God,the coaches,the Nigeria Football Federation and indeed fans out there for still believing in me.I never gave up hope of playing for Nigeria again,’he further said.
Obasi revealed he has overcome the disappointment of missing out from the FIFA World Cup in Brazil last summer and holds nu grudges against anybody.
‘The World Cup is gone,I can’t change what has happened.What I can do is just to move on and that is what I have done.I was disappointed quite alright but this is a new beginning for me and I hope to grab the opportunity with both hands’.
The former Hoffenheim stiker refuted reports in the local media (not Complete Sports) that he is down with injury.
‘I’m very healthy now. I wonder where the papers got the injury news from. I have been training with my club and just finished training before your (Complete Sports) call came in. Tell Nigerians I am fit and healthy. I have overcome the slight injury I had about three weeks ago and I am back in full training,’he said and joked: dem no write when I get injury, na now when I don dey fit dem dey write say I get injury (he said in pidgin English).