Ofoedu ready for Super Eagles strikers’ battle
Former Enugu Rangers’ star, Chikeluba Ofoedu is ready to stake his claim for a permanent spot in the Super Eagles’ attack. He is one of the new generation stars who feel they can help Nigeria regain its number sport in African football.
Buoyed by the recent pronouncement by the Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr that Nigerian players doing well in their various clubs stand a chance of being invited for the upcoming games against Seychelles and Egypt, the Israel-based star says he cannot wait to announce his arrival in the international scene.
Ofoedu, who has nine goals and seven assists in 17 games so far this season for Israeli giants, Maccabi Tel Aviv, is one of those believed to be on Rohr’s radar ahead of AFCON 2019 in Egypt.
While Ofoedu agrees that he has already done enough to at least attract the attention of the national team handlers, he was quick to state that he would not rest on his oars until he achieves his long-time ambition of playing for the national team.“I believe I have done a lot to attract a call to the National team and I trust I will not disappoint if given a first chance to impress,” he said.
“I want to emulate big players like Vincent Enyeama and Nosa Igiebôr, who both played for Maccabi Tel Aviv and went on to play for Nigeria,” the pacy and skillful forward added.
After his exploits in Turkey, Ofoedu is fast becoming a household name with Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he is enjoying a fantastic season, but the former Rangers striker remains focused on winning the league shield with his team this year.“It has been a very interesting season so far but we have not won the title yet despite our 20 points lead. There is still the top six playoffs after the regular season, but our spirits are high in expectations,” the 26-year-old noted.
Rohr is currently making the list of players to be invited for the dead rubber AFCON 2019 match day six and final qualifier against Seychelles on March 22 and a friendly international against Egypt four days later both in Asaba.