— Bnei Yehuda goalie’s confidence grows after club’s promotion
Bnei Yehuda of Israel goalkeeper Dele Aiyenugba says he is always ready to make a return to the senior national team, Super Eagles if he is called upon by Coach Stephen Keshi ahead of the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Chad and Tanzania next month.
The former Enyimba first choice goalkeeper who just helped his team to gained promotion to the Israeli top division after a season in the lower rank, believes he has what it takes to be part of the senior national team.
Aiyenugba who last played for the national team under Coach Samson Siasia in 2011 was not in any way considered for invitation by Coach Stephen Keshi since he came on board and the Nigeria international believes that having helped his team performed so well to return to the Israeli Premier League, he deserves a place in the Super Eagles.
Speaking after his impressive performance for the Israeli side, he said: “This is not for me to say. I have done well for my club this season which has resulted in us gaining promotion and if the coaches feel they need me to return, I’m always ready to represent my country. I’m sure every player wants to play for his country because it is a great privilege and if they call me, I’m very ready to serve my country.
“Like I said, I will always be ready if they call me because I’ve always had an open mind that I could make a return someday and truth be told, I hope I’m invited but that depends on the coach and what he wants. If he thinks he needs me, I will sure be available.
The Super Eagles coach is expected to name his squad soon for the June double headers AFCON qualifiers.