Coach of Scottish side Hibernian Neil Lennon says out of favour Nigeria international defender Efe Ambrose has done enough to earn a recall to the senior national team of Nigeria ahead of the World Cup in Russia.
Ambrose has emerged as one of the mainstay of the defence of Hibs this season under Lennon who gave him his first shot at Scottish football while he was coach of League giants Celtic five years ago.
Lennon reckoned Ambrose has rediscovered the form that made him a firm fan favourite at Celtic before a slump in form during his final year at the club which lead to his move to Hibs this summer on a permanent deal after a highly successful loan spell last season.
” I don’t know how long we can hold onto him ( Efe Ambrose). That tells you the type of form that he is in at the moment. We’re hopeful of persuading him to stay but our chances still depends a lot on if he decides to stay “, the coach said.
” He should be considered for a World Cup spot by Nigeria. He has done enough to earn a recall and hopefully it will come soon . Ambrose wants to play for Nigeria and maybe that has impacted on his form for us”, Lennon concluded.