By David Meshioye:
Super Eagles and Werder Bremen striker, Anthony Ujah, has stated his intention to get more playing time in the national team.
Fielding questions from reporters recently, the former FSV Mainz 05 star insisted that he will come good under Oliseh, if he continues to get opportunities.
Irked by his inability to open his goal account under Oliseh, the former Lillestrøm player rued his short spell under former Super Eagles manager, Stephen Keshi, pointing out that he never had enough chances to prove himself under the ‘Big Boss’.
“I never had enough playing time under coach Stephen Keshi and that was tough for me as a striker,” Ujah told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“You need enough playing time to really prove your worth but it was quite unfortunate I never had that, maybe because of stiff competition in the team then. I pray I get more playing time under coach Oliseh because that will help me settle down to serious business and prove my mettle.”
The former Cologne striker stressed further that he is ready to compete for a place in the Super Eagles as the country awaits busy schedule which includes the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and upcoming AFCON qualifiers against Egypt in March.
Ujah was a second-half substitute during Tanzania versus Nigeria goalless draw in Dar es Salaam and earned a penalty against Niger Republic in an international friendly which ended 2-0 in Port Harcourt.
The Super Eagles forward fired blanks in Werder Bremen’s 3-0 loss at home to Bayern Leverkusen on Saturday. It was the third straight game he has failed to find the net in the German Bundesliga. Ujah has scored two goals in seven league matches so far