Odey, Olatunbosun Promise To Impress Rohr, Justify Super Eagles Call-Ups

Odey, Olatunbosun Promise To Impress Rohr, Justify Super Eagles Call-Ups


By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Mountain of Fire and Miracles FC pair Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatunbosun have both expressed their joy at the invitation extended to them by Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr for the team's training camp in the French island of Corsica ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa on June 10, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. 

Leading scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League with 14 goals Odey, and Olatunbosun were among the four home-based players named on Monday evening in the 25-man squad for the training and planned friendly against Corsica. 

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FC Ifeanyiubah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Akwa United's Alhassan Ibrahim  are the other players from the NPFL that made the cut. 

"Naturally I 'm delighted that the national team coach extended an invitation to me," Odey told Completesportsnigeria.com on Tuesday. 

"It will not be easy to get a regular spot in the national team with the talented players the team possess now.  But I will not be scared. I will give my best in training or in the friendly."

Olatunbosun told Completesportsnigeria.com: "I have been commended quite alright for my performances so far this season but I must admit that though I really want to play for the Super Eagles,  this one can as a pleasant surprise.  I thank the coach. 
"I will work hard to justify it and I hope my efforts will be good enough."

The Eagles ' camp will officially be opened on May 23. 

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