By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Super Eagles and FC Ifeanyi Ubah forward, Bright Onyedikachi, says he now regrets being dropped from the Super Eagles squad for the upcoming matches against Egypt by Samson Siasia due to poor showing in a friendly match with Katsina United.
Onyedikachi told Completesportsnigeria.com he was looking forward to playing against the Pharaohs of Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this month, but will not be discouraged by the coach's decision to drop him.
Interim Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, asked six home-based players to leave camp after their poor outing in a friendly against Katsina United FC on Thursday and the player who was in Nigeria's team to the 2016 Africa Nations Championship in Rwanda bared his mind to Completesportsnigeria.com.
"Egypt is one of the best sides in Africa, and we all looked forward to the games against them. I did not meet up to expectation in the friendly, and has been demoted to the U-23 Eagles.
"I was feeling hurt, but I see it as a challenge. I'm now focusing on the U-23 Eagles friendly against Brazil next week," Onyedikachi told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"Brazil is equally a big game, and I hope to do well so I can return to the senior national team at some point soon.
Onyedikachi was sent packing along with five other home-based players; Prince Aggrey, Chris Madaki, Hassan Ya'u, Ezekiel Bassey and Oghenetegah Oke.