Head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr showed his faith in the abilities of the top scorer in the recently concluded Nigeria Professional Football League Godwin Obaje, by handing him a squad number befitting of a star player.
Rohr called up Obaje as a late replacement for Watford star Isacc Success, rewarding him for his 18 goals feat in the Nigeria League for Wikki Tourist.
Obaje distinguished himself during several drills with the Super Eagles during training prior to their game against Zambia, which they won 2-1 to move top of their group, which also has Cameroon and Algeria.
His goals were pivotal in helping Wikki Tourist finish third in the league, hence qualifying for next year CAF Confederation Cup. The second club competition in Africa club football.
Although he failed to get off the bench in Nigeria’s game against Zambia, the German manager of the Super Eagles displayed his trust in the Wikki Tourist man by handing him the jersey number 9.