- Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on Mexico and Ecuador in friendly matches to be played in the United States
- Kwara United star Afeez Babatunde Nosiru has earned a national team call up for the very first time and he is excited
- The free-kick specialist was spotted dancing in celebration of the call up as he promises to give a good account of himself
Following his impressive form in the Nigerian Professional Football League this season, Kwara United star Afeez Babatunde Nosiru has earned a Super Eagles call up.
The youngster was named in the 30-man list of players that will prosecute the forthcoming international friendlies against Ecuador and Mexico.
Having missed out on the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Nigeria will now focus on qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations and a number of friendly matches have been line up.
The Super Eagles will take on Mexico on May 29 and then Ecuador on June 3 and both friendlies will take place in the United States.
Also on the list of the invited players for these two coming games are Akwa United goalkeeper Adewale Adeyinka and Enyimba stopper Ojo Olorunleke.
Captain Ahmed Musa will lead the team to prosecute the matches, but striker Victor Osimhen was exempted from the squad after he reached out to the handlers.
Expressing delight after earning a national team call up for the first time, Nasiru was spotted dancing to Flavour’s song ‘Kwarikwa’ as his teammates watched on.
In a chat with Sports Brief earlier, the player said he has set his sights on “scoring free kicks for the team like former captain Jay Jay Okocha.”
''I must confess that I am very happy with the call-up I got which is a chance for me to make the country proud if selected to play against Mexico and Ecuador.
''Yes, my strength is scoring free kicks and I can step into the shoes of Okocha in the Super Eagles if I see the chance to express my ability.”
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Ishaq has been impressive this season for Rivers United in the Nigerian Professional Football League which has paved way for him into the national team.
His performances made those in charge of the Super Eagles to call him for the two coming games against Mexico and Ecuador.