With the first friendly match for the Super Eagles only hours away, since the conclusion of African Cup of Nations hostilities in July, the newest members of the squad have been speaking on how they intend to take international football by storm whilst also showing gratitude for the invitation extended to them to represent their fatherland.
Joe Aribo (21yrs), Josh Maja (20 yrs), Emmanuel Dennis (21 yrs) and Maduka Okoye (20 yrs) are the newest, freshest, badest and meanest Super Eagles sheriffs in town!
“There is a lot of power; I can’t wait to show all you guys what I am up to”: said young goalkeeper Okoye in quite emphatic, impactful and convincing fashion in a video recently released by the NFF.
“I play as a centre forward; I like to create chances, score goals and also create chances for the team. So, yes, I am looking forward to the games”: declared England-born Josh Maja – in a vigorous no-nonsense
“I am a centre midfielder”: was the way jovial Joe Aribo announced himself in a cool, composed and compact style as the Scotland-based midfielder went on to say: “I like to get in and around the box (to do damage); either box, I can defend as well as attack (with equal ruthless measure)”.
“It’s a massive call up for me; it is a big opportunity for me to improve my football and help the country win trophies”: stated a humble dynamic and dangerous Dennis.
When Liverpool reached the Champions League in the previous season but failed to lift the trophy, Coach Klopp bolstered the squad in key areas like goalkeeping, defense and midfield and what happened? They won the Champions league the next season.
With the invitation of these 4 dynamic, young, positive, hungry and ambitious players across various departments in the squad, Gernot Rohr is showing intent that he wants to take Nigeria’s football to a whole new level of success.