Hibernian of Scotland defender Efe Ambrose says the recognition given to him by Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr base on his performance for his club this season has encouraged him to keep his dream of representing Nigeria once again alive.
Ambrose has fallen out of favour since the Franco-German coach took over two years ago but the coach revealed last week that he is keeping tabs on the recently turned 30 years old, who has been ever present for Hibernian this season.
Although the coach expressed his satisfaction with the options available to him now in central defence, he however said he will consider the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner if any of his options fail to meet up with required standards in the future.
The statement which was contained in an interview granted by the coach last week has drawn a reaction from Ambrose, who thanked the manager for his recognition before saying he is focused on working hard to ease his return to the national team.
” To be honest, I didn’t see it coming even though I feel like I deserve a chance to stake a claim base on my form for Hibernian. I’m grateful and I won’t stop working hard to ease the decision of handing me a recall “, Ambrose told Owngoalnigeria.com.