Two players called up to the senior national team of Nigeria have confirmed their invitation ahead of the Super Eagles pre World Cup friendly games against Poland and later Serbia this month.
As first reported by Owngoalnigeria.com, newly signed on Lokomotiv Plovdiv of Bulgaria defender Stephen Eze has been handed a first time call up to the team by coach Gernot Rohr.
The defender who was outstanding for Nigeria at the recently concluded African Nations Championship (CHAN), where Nigeria finished as runners-up won the coach over owing to his display at the tournament despite Nigeria losing to host Morocco 4-0 in the final.
His Bulgarian club confirmed the invitation of the over six feet tall defender on their website, 72 hours after owngoalnigeria.com broke the news of his call up for the March friendly games meant to prepare Nigeria for the World Cup.
Al-Ahly forward Junior Ajayi posted his appreciation to coach Rohr over his call up on his twitter handle as first reported by this portal yesterday. The former junior international expressed his willingness to fight for a spot in the team.
💪👊🔥⚽🏆🌍 With grateful heart and total respect to the family of @NGSuperEagles and all #Nigerians, this invitation to our National Team is a dream come true 🙌. I will make you all proud by the grace of God.
Thank You #CoachRorh. Thank you @AlAhly. #AjayiJnr #Russia2018 pic.twitter.com/1KPvdAIUzt
— Junior Ajayi (@ajayi_jnr_) March 6, 2018