28th September, 2012
Super Eagles’ new invitee, Brendan Ogbu says he is determined to grab a shirt in the senior national team.
The Heartland striker is among the 23 home-based Eagles invited for the decisive 2013 Afcon qualifier against the Lone Star of Liberia on October 13 at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar.
Ogbu said his invitation to the Super Eagles has convinced him that hard work has its reward.
“I think my call up owes more to hard work shown in my performances in the Federation Cup and League, I believe it came at the right time.
“I’ll do my best to live up to the expectation of the coaches and prove to them that inviting me was not an error.
“I’m alive to the challenges and will put in my best to have the chance of picking a shirt in the squad to face Liberia,” the ex-Dream Team V forward told supersport.com.
Still stunned at his call up, the former Enugu Rangers hit-man said the encounter against Liberia is a must-win for his side.
“Initially, I thought it was a huge joke until I confirmed it myself, I’m truly excited.
“The tie against Liberia is a must-win, victory is non-negotiable, we won’t only win but win convincingly.
“We believe after the game Nigerians will have enough reason to celebrate,” he said.