By Izuchukwu Okosi
Mountain of Fire and Miracles FC striker Stephen Odey considers the Super Eagles friendly matches against Corsica and the Togo in Paris, France on May 26 and June 1 respectively as key to his confidence following his invitation to the national team, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Odey who recently had trials with Danish club Midtjylland sounded confident as he headed out to France for the friendly matches.
The Super Eagles home-based players made up of Odey, his MFM teammate, Sikiru Olatunbosun, Akwa United's Alhassan Ibrahim and FC Ifeanyiubah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa departedNigeria Monday night for the trip to Paris.
"My mission in the national team camp will be to gain vital experience from the senior players," Odey told Completesportsnigeria.com. "This invitation will surely give me the confidence I need going forward.
"I'm grateful to the coaches but after the friendlies and possibly the Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa, there's still the objective of winning the NPFL title with MFM."
Speaking about MFM's campaign in the current season, Odey rued his inability to score against Akwa United in their week 20 league 0-0 draw on Sunday at the Agege Stadium, Lagos as the second half of the season started.
"Akwa United gave us a good match. But I won't say they were the toughest team we've come up against. I think it was Plateau United at home. I scored twice but the defenders were tough, I received some kicks here and there," the leading goal scorer in the NPFL with 14 goals told Completesportsnigeria.com.