- Nigeria will face Guinea Bissau on Friday, March 24, in African Cup of Nations qualifiers which is expected to be tough
- Rivers United goalkeeper Victor Sochima was called up for the two encounters and has expressed joy
- However, the former Katsina United stopper will face serious competition from first choice Francis Uzoho
Goalkeeper Victor Sochima has expressed happiness over his invitation to the Super Eagles for the first time ahead of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Guinea Bissau.
Sochima has been impressive for Rivers United so far this season in the Nigerian League which was the major reason he was invited to the Super Eagles.
He will have to face serious competition from Francis Uzoho for the chance to be in goal for Nigeria in the coming two fixtures against Guinea Bissau.
According to the report on Soccernet, Sochima confirmed his readiness to help the Super Eagles record wins in their coming two games.
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Statement made by Sochima
“It’s just been God all through. I’m really thankful to everyone that has supported my career to achieve this great feat.''
Nigeria and Guinea Bissau will clash at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, at 5pm on Friday, March 24.
The reverse fixture will take place at the Estadio 24 de Setembro in Bissau on Monday, March 27.
Finidi, Shorunmu leave Super Eagles camp
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Finidi George and Ike Shorunmu were told by the Nigerian Football Federation not to return to the Super Eagles camp ahead of the double-header against Guinea Bissau.
Players have been arriving at the camp in Abuja in recent days, with the likes of Francis Uzoho, Alex Iwobi, and Ademola Lookman already preparing while the coaching team awaits the rest of the team.
George has been an assistant to head coach, Jose Peseiro since he took over from Augustine Eguavoen while Shorunmu has been working as a goalkeeping coach.
Interestingly, he is also the gaffer of Nigerian Professional Football League side, Enyimba.
Shorunmu stated the NFF had sent him and George messages that they were no longer needed at the camp.
55-year-old Shorunmu featured in 36 games for the Super Eagles between the years of 1992 and 2002.
Abiodun Baruwa has reportedly been called up to the Super Eagles camp to replace the former Nigerian goalkeeper.